Discover Sedation Dentistry at Optima Dental
When we notice patients are nervous throughout their entire dental experience, we generally like to recommend sedation dentistry so we can help them remain relaxed and stress-free while we work on them. Here at our Lawrenceville office, we use sedatives to ease your dental phobia or anxiety that may be causing you to avoid dental care altogether.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax patients during their dental appointment and can be administered in different ways and at various levels. Here at Optima Dental, we offer IV sedation and oral conscious sedation for any of our dental treatments, ensuring patients feel calm and comfortable in the care they receive.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is often used for patients who have a greater fear of the dentist or are undergoing multiple procedures at once. An IV will be safely administered into your bloodstream so you can feel the effects of the sedatives more efficiently.
Dr. Houenou or a specially trained team member will monitor the levels of sedation given to you throughout your procedure, ensuring you remain calm and don’t experience any pain or discomfort.Learn more about IV Sedation
Reasons to Get Sedatives
Although these are typically the most common, being anxious or having a dental phobia aren’t the only reasons to receive sedation dentistry. Other reasons for sedation include:
- Having a low pain tolerance
- Undergoing multiple or complex procedures
- Fearful of needles or dental drills
- Having overly sensitive teeth
- Experiencing a bad gag reflex
- Having trouble getting numb
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Here at Optima Dental, there will always be someone watching you and monitoring your vitals until your treatment is completed. It is important to know that we recommend you have a driver to and from your appointment.
The after effects will vary for each patient and the dosage they receive, but we want to ensure you get home safely since it’s common for the sedatives to take a while to wear off.
Relieve Your Worries Today
If you have any more questions about sedation dentistry or want to find out which method is best for you, call our Lawrenceville office at (770) 962-4322 today. At Optima Dental, we want to help you receive your necessary dental care no matter what. No one should put their health at risk because of fear. With sedation dentistry, your mind will be put at ease so we can deliver a stunning new smile.
IV Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful
Dental phobia is not a joke. In fact thousands of people avoid the dentist every day because of this phobia. Fear of needles, negative past dental experiences and severe gag refluxes are a few of the reasons people feel anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.
If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Optima Dental, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, our doctor will be hard at work making sure you walk out with the results you desire.
Safe & Effective IV Sedation Dentistry In Lawrenceville GA
There are different types of sedation dentistry, and you and your doctor will work together to decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give you the care you need while ensuring your comfort every step of the way.
How Sedation Dentistry Works
About an hour before you begin your dental treatment, you will be given a small pill to help you relax. Due to the sedative nature of the pill, you will need someone to accompany you to your appointment because you will not be able to drive. When you arrive at our practice, our staff will be waiting for you and will escort you to a private room where you'll be treated.
Your doctor will gently place an IV and administer medication to help you into a deeper state of relaxation. Once your treatment is complete, you will wake up with little or no memory of the appointment and a beautiful new smile. Using sedation dentistry, we may be able to complete many different procedures, including complex smile makeovers, in just one office visit.