About Sedation DentistrySedation Dentistry is a revolutionary way to reduce the anxiety that can be produced by a trip to the dentist. Safe and effective calming medications can alleviate stress and can help to make your visit a painless and stress-free experience.
Often, patients with potential dental problems fail to take the proper corrective measures because of the fear of pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, ignoring problems in the present can create long-term complications in the future. Failing to get timely dental work can turn a minor nuisance into a major headache.
Sedation or "No Fear" Dentistry
We use nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" for those patients who have mild to moderate anxiety. The great thing about nitrous oxide is it takes affect quickly but is also completely reversed quickly. This allows the patients to be able to drive home or to work immediately after their appointment.
For those patients with moderate to severe anxiety we use Triazolam or Lorazepam. These drugs put the patient in a deep sleep which allows us to treat for longer periods of time. We can do more work which means fewer visits. This is very important for those patients who hate coming to the dentist.
Many times we use a combination of both Triazolam, Lorazepam and Nitrous Oxide. This allows for a deeper sedation when needed.
Sedation Dentistry is safe and effective and can give you the courage to take control of your dental health. If you have been postponing dental care, Sedation Dentistry May be the right solution for you. Don't put off protecting your smile any longer - call Drs. Mann and Dolfi to explore your options today.