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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Sedation dentistry offers patients with general anxiety or fears about a dental procedure the opportunity to have a more comfortable and stress-free experience. By utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques, the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation before the procedure. This approach eliminates discomfort, pain, and preoperative anxiety and typically makes patients feel more at ease post-operatively, as they have little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment procedure.

Local anesthesia involves an injection directly into or close to the area where a procedure is being performed. While it eliminates any sensation of pain in the targeted area, it does not affect your state of mind or level of anxiety. When a patient receives sedation, additional medications to ease anxiety and promote relaxation are employed in advance of local anesthesia. In this way, both the stress and discomfort associated with a procedure are eliminated. Sedation can be administered in various forms based upon patient needs and the dentist or dental anesthesiologist's recommendations.

Choosing the most appropriate sedation method for a procedure depends on a variety of factors such as a patient's medical history and their level of anxiety. Dental sedation can come in the form of nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Certain patients receiving comprehensive treatment or undergoing a complicated surgical procedure may require general anesthesia in a hospital setting.

It's no secret that patients who feel at ease during dental visits are more likely to pursue the care they need. If you experience significant anxiety about trips to the dentist or a particular procedure, dental sedation offers a solution for keeping your smile in tip-top condition while experiencing a more relaxing and stress-free visit. At the office of Tranquil Dental, we're sensitive to our patients' needs and dedicated to ensuring their comfort. Based on your level of anxiety, your medical history, and the dental treatment that's required, we'll explain your options in dental sedation and help you select the safest method that's right for you.

Sedation dentistry offers a safe and effective way to provide the required dental care while reducing a patient's anxiety and ensuring optimal comfort. Before a type of dental sedation gets recommended, all factors, including a patient's medical history, level of anxiety, dental needs, and other relevant factors, are carefully reviewed. Every method of sedation is provided and supervised by a qualified, trained dentist or physician and administered in the appropriate setting.

Keep in mind that it's always wise to invest in your smile and prevent bigger and more costly problems down the road. While many insurance plans do not typically cover sedation dentistry, it may be approved if a patient has a disability or medical condition that makes it impossible to receive care otherwise. General anesthesia might also be covered when it's a medical necessity to have treatment.

It's always best to contact your insurance provider for clarification and an exact explanation of your dental benefits and coverage. At the office of Tranquil Dental, our goal is to help patients get the care they need without additional stress or delay. We're happy to answer all your financial questions and discuss all your options for getting the care you require.

At the office of Tranquil Dental, patient care and comfort are our top priorities. We take pride in offering a comprehensive range of advanced services while providing precise, gentle treatment and stress-free solutions for all of your dental healthcare needs. We're dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled, compassionate care. You can feel confident that your smile is in the best of hands with us. To learn more about our office, or schedule an appointment to begin care, give us a call today.

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