Does the thought of going to the dentist make you nervous? Give you anxiety? Make you constantly delay your dental visits? Make you up with sever tooth pain? You are not alone. There are many people who have a phobia of the Dentist’s chair. It very normal to feel this way and it’s our job at Ocean Dental Care to take away this fear.
Sedation Dentistry is the solution. It’s used for almost every dental procedure. Depending on the severity and anxiety, sedation could be used to perform invasive procedures or even just a simple tooth cleaning procedure. Our goal is to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible.
Levels of Sedation:
Levels of sedation vary depending on the severity of the anxiety and could range from using “Nitrous Oxide” (a relaxing/laughing gas that relaxes your during the procedure) to Oral Sedatives (Oral prescription taken prior to the dental procedure that helps relax muscles and reduces anxiety) to Intravenous Sedatives (Put you completely to sleep).
Minimal Sedation: Patients are awake but in a very relaxed mood during the procedure.
Moderate Sedation: Patients are conscious during the procedure but not fully.
Deep Sedation: Patients are less conscious during the procedure but are still considered awake.
General Anesthesia: Patients are fully put to sleep during the procedure.
Book Free Consultation to determine the severity and level of sedation required/available for your treatment plan.