Dental anxiety is hard to deal with. If you suffer from dental fear, choose a Salt Lake City, UT dentist like Dr. Rod Gleave, who has sedation dentistry options available to help you get the dental care you need. Sedation will take the edge off your nerves and give you the ability to relax during your treatment.
Sedation dentistry is one of the nicest services we can provide. Our office has been providing oral sedation for nearly 20 years, and we do about 20 percent of all cases using this method. Sedation helps you relax by decreasing your anxiety without you having to be unconscious. We have found that our patients who receive care with sedation are more likely to get all the treatments they need, helping them reduce dental costs in the long run as well as any future complications.
Who Is Sedation Dentistry Good For?
Well, it’s good for everyone, but it’s great for some people specifically.
- High fear of dentists
- Had traumatic dental experiences
- Low tolerance for the noises and tastes associated with dental care
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Dislike of needles
An added benefit of sedation dentistry is that it saves time. When you are sedated, Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Gleave can do several procedures at once and complete your treatment time quicker by shortening the number of visits you must make.
What Kinds Of Dental Sedation Are Available?
Nitrous Oxide – This mild form of sedation is inhaled. You probably know it as laughing gas. It takes effect quickly and will help you feel at ease during your dental appointment. It also wears off quickly, so you will be able to drive yourself to your dental appointment.
Oral Sedation – This pill-form sedation is able to relax you during your dental care. This is a deeper form of sedation than nitrous oxide. You will be on the edge of sleep during your appointment. You will need to show up about an hour before your appointment time to take this pill. It will take several hours for the sedation to clear your system following your procedure, so you will need a ride home.
IV Sedation – With this type of dental sedation, we are able to adjust the level of the sedative up or down during your treatment. With the sedative being placed directly into your bloodstream, it will take some time to clear your system following your procedure.
Call our Salt Lake City, UT dental office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule a stress-free Sedation dentistry appointment or simply a consultation. You can use our online form to schedule your visit as well.