Does the idea of having your teeth cleaned make you tense up? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people feel so anxious about going to the dentist that they refuse dental treatment altogether.
If you’ve felt like this before, KK Dental invites you to try sedation dentistry near you. It may be what you need to relax during your visit and keep your teeth healthy.
Sedation dentistry is when sedation techniques are administered to patients during a routine cleaning or dental procedure. Each patient is different. Some may feel okay with minimal sedation, while others may need a higher dose to feel less anxious.
Our dentists can meet with you and help determine which type of sedation dentistry would be most beneficial for you.
Laughing Gas: Laughing gas is a lighter form of sedation. Patients breathe this in through a mask applied over their nose. Our dentists can control the dosage and can adjust accordingly for each patient. This type of sedation allows the patient to relax during their procedure. However, they are still awake and aware of their surroundings. The laughing gas will wear off fairly quickly after your appointment, and most patients can easily drive themselves home.
IV Sedation: These sedatives are much stronger and can even put some patients to sleep. Depending on the dosage, patients will be completely asleep or awake but not as aware of their surroundings.
If you think that using sedation may help to make your dental experience at KK Dental more pleasant, please give us a call. We can have you come in and discuss your concerns with a member of our highly trained team of dentists. They’ll be able to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Come visit us today!