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Want to find out if sedation dentistry could help ease your dental anxieties?
Dental fears and phobias are real, and so many people have them. It’s unfortunate that this issue even exists, as it prevents people from getting the proper dental care that they both need and deserve to maintain a healthy smile. If you don’t know the last time you visited your San Antonio dentist, Dr. Emanuel Dehelean, due to fear, it’s time you learned more about sedation dentistry and how it can help you.
What is sedation dentistry?
There a several different forms of sedation dentistry, but the two most popular options offered by your San Antonio general dentist is oral and inhalation sedation. Oral sedation can provide mild to more moderate forms of sedation to help ease you into your dental procedure. While you won’t be unconscious, you will experience a euphoric, relaxed and maybe even tired state. Some patients do fall asleep and some don’t even remember their procedure.
Inhalation sedation (you may know it as “laughing gas”) is another great way to get fast anxiety relief while in the dentist’s chair. This is a wonderful option because the effects are instant but will wear away quickly after your procedure. Many patients can even drive themselves home afterwards.
What are the benefits?
Here are some of the benefits you can expect when you opt for sedation dentistry in San Antonio, TX:
- A pleasant, peaceful and comfortable dental visit
- Sedation that is safe, effective and FDA-approved
- No IV needles for sedation
- No anxiety or stress during your procedure or visit
- We can easily treat your dental problems before they get worse
- You can sit comfortably for longer periods of time in order to get the care your smile needs
Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
While those who fear the dentist are often great candidates for sedation, there are other people who can also benefit:
- Those with dental sensitivities or a sensitive gag reflex
- Those who fear needles or the dental drill
- Those who have difficulty becoming numb
- Those who have difficulty staying in one position for an extended period of time
Want to find out if sedation dentistry could take the edge off your next dental visit? Then call Silver Oaks Dentistry in San Antonio, TX today.
Learn how you could benefit from sedation dentistry the next time you visit your San Antonio dentist.
Dental anxiety is an all-too-common issue. Perhaps you had a negative experience as a child that has still affected you to this day or you just can’t handle being in any doctor’s office. Whatever the reason, if it’s making it hard for you to commit to see your San Antonio dentist when you should, then you may want to consider the benefits of opting for sedation dentistry.
About Sedation Dentistry
We offer two forms of sedation dentistry: oral sedation and nitrous oxide (often referred to as “laughing gas”). The level of sedation we use will depend on how much anxiety you have. More mild forms of sedation will allow the patients to feel calm and relaxed during their visit and will most likely be used for quicker and less invasive procedures and treatments.
For those severe dental anxieties we may opt for more moderate to deeper forms of sedation. When we use these types of sedation you will never be “knocked out” but you may doze off during your appointment; however, a gentle nudge will wake you up and you will still be able to respond to your San Antonio dentist throughout your visit. Some patients may not even remember parts of or any of their procedure.
Sedation Dentistry Candidates
Sedation dentistry in San Antonio is a great option for patients of all ages, including children. Sedation dentistry can be helpful for patients with dental anxiety, those with sensitive gag reflexes, those who have trouble sitting in one position for long periods of time, those who need multiple treatments at once and those with special needs.
Before we deem you a good candidate for sedation dentistry in San Antonio, we will sit down with you and discuss your medical history. We want to know what medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter, any medical conditions and any known allergies. Be as detailed as possible when it comes to talking about your medical history so your San Antonio dentist can ensure that this is the right course of action for you.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, call your San Antonio dentist today. We can offer you a full range of dental services under a calm and relaxed environment. There’s no need to neglect your oral health when you have sedation dentistry to offer a stress-free dental visit.