If you are anxious about going to the dentist or concerned about a lengthy procedure, sedation dentistry can offer welcome relief.
At Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova, TN, we offer a variety of sedation choices so you achieve the optimum level of tranquility.
Our board-certified dentist has perfected a technique that allows even the most anxious patients to relax during treatment...
Mastering the Art of Sedation
"Loved the Use of Conscious Sedation" Our Patients Experience Virtually Pain-Free Procedures
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What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses a combination of medicines to give patients a deep sense of relaxation. When you receive sedation, you will also receive an anesthetic to block pain. This combination of medications and anesthetics erases anxiety and makes dental treatment virtually pain-free.
There are three types of sedation that are commonly used: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Our dentists, Dr. Jason Collier and Dr. Herbert Blumenthal, offer IV and oral conscious sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which makes you unconscious, and nitrous oxide, which simply makes you euphoric, conscious sedation puts you in a dreamlike state. The level of your sedation can be adjusted to mild, moderate, or deep based on the procedure you are undergoing and how sensitive you are to pain.
Is Dental Sedation Right for Me?
While many people seek out sedation to overcome anxiety over dental treatments, anxiety is not the only reason to take advantage of this dental service.
Drs. Collier and Blumenthal at Southern Dental Implant Center typically use sedation dentistry during lengthy procedures such as dental implant surgery. However, it can also be used during cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures to help patients feel at ease and relaxed.
Other reasons why people turn to dental sedation include:
- Strong gag reflex
- Long dental procedure
- Difficulty getting numb
- Surgical procedure
- Anxiety about dental care
- Medical conditions that make sitting difficult
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation is a safe procedure when administered by trained dentists. Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova is a certified conscious sedation provider. In addition, our board-certified dentist Jason Collier has refined a technique that allows even the most anxious patients to relax during treatment.
If you live in Memphis or the Mid-South area and have questions about oral sedation or IV sedation, contact Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova for a free consultation.
What to Expect When You Choose Sedation Dentistry
Sedative medications are administered directly into the bloodstream so they work quickly. IV sedation allows a deeper state of relaxation and you will have no memory of your treatment. Our highly trained team will monitor your vital signs throughout your dentistry procedure and adjust the dosage to ensure your comfort and safety.
You will be given a sedative in a pill form to take about an hour before your appointment. You will need someone to drive you to our office. By the time you arrive, you will feel drowsy. We will monitor you throughout to ensure that you remain safe and completely comfortable.