Sedation Dentistry offers anxiety-free dental procedures as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. It means something even more important: a comfortable experience – often with no recollection of the time passed. We often hear from patients who express their gratitude and delight in their first ever visit to the dentist without fear.
All of the amazing advances in dentistry can’t do a thing for you if you don’t go to the dentist. Here at Alaska Advanced Dentistry we realize that there are a lot of legitimate reasons why many people stay away from the dentist. It’s been estimated that almost half of the population has some kind of dental fear, from people who feel a little uncomfortable, to those who are so terrified they can’t set foot in a dental office. Whether it’s fear or something else that’s keeping you away, today’s dentistry gives many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients which makes for a totally comfortable dental experience.
Levels of Sedation
We only want to sedate you enough to make you relax, and let you have a comfortable experience. We have been trained in a number of conscious sedation dentistry techniques that deliver excellent results for the vast majority of dental patients.
Nitrous Oxide sedation is a very effective way for us to help you stay relax and comfortable during a dental procedure. It is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly.
Light sedation or moderate sedation is a wonderful option for patients as it allows you to be comfortably sedated through an entire dental visit using just a small pill. A driver is needed for your appointment.
Intravenous sedation is a technique in which we employ a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to keep patients comfortably sedated through an entire appointment. Unlike general anesthesia, which also is delivered intravenously, intravenous sedation is a form of conscious sedation where the patient is never completely asleep. A driver is needed for your appointment.
Do you want to learn more about Sedation Dentistry? The informational video below will help you prepare for your visit. You can also check out our list of frequently asked questions here.
Walk In The Park – from DOCS Education on Vimeo.
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