Relax for Your Procedure
Here at Dentistry by Design, we want you to feel comfortable from the moment you walk into our Spring Hill office until you leave with a radiating smile. We understand some of our patients are fearful of the dentist, which often prevents them from receiving the necessary dental care they need.
If you suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, we offer three types of sedation dentistry options to help you stay calm and stress-free throughout your dental implant procedure. Before we restore your smile, we’ll administer one of the three sedatives to gradually help you feel relaxed and temporarily diminish your ability to feel pain.
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Reasons for Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry isn’t only beneficial for our fearful patients, but it can also be used for a variety of other options. Additional reasons Dr. Robinette may offer sedation dentistry include:
- Undergoing multiple or complex procedures
- You have sensitive teeth
- Suffer from a bad gag reflex
- Resistant to numbing agents
- Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair
Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a safe and easy method of sedation that administers gas through a mask that’s placed over your nose. As you inhale the oxygen, you’ll feel the relaxing and pain killing effects in as little as two to three minutes.
While Dr. Robinette performs your implant procedure, one of our dental assistants will help control the levels of nitrous oxide you receive. Once the surgery is complete, the gas will wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home safely.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a commonly used method of anesthesia that reduces your anxiety and pain tolerance while keeping you awake. Prior to your procedure, we’ll provide you with the relaxing sedative that you’ll take an hour before your appointment.
Once you come in, you’ll feel worry-free and eager to attain a beautiful, new smile. After your procedure, we recommend you have a driver because sometimes the medication can make patients groggy and sleepy.
Moderate Conscious Sedation
If you need to undergo a supplemental procedure and have your implants placed at the same time, we’ll often use moderate conscious sedation. This form of sedation is administered through a vein, enabling you to feel the effects right away and slowly drift away in a “twilight sleep.”
Dr. Robinette will safely monitor the levels of sedation to ensure it lasts throughout your entire procedure. With this moderate level of sedation, you’ll likely doze off and not remember the surgery when you wake up.
With IV sedation, we also suggest that you have a driver to and from your appointment and have them monitor you for the next few hours.
Feel Confident in Our Treatment Today
Don’t let your dental fear stop you from rejuvenating your smile with a life-changing treatment like dental implants. With sedation dentistry, you can now feel at ease throughout your entire procedure and live with a complete, stunning smile in no time. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Robinette and be sure to ask about our sedation options.