We use dental sedation for a wide variety of treatments and procedures at Capital Dental. Helping patients remain calm, comfortable and relaxed is always one of our biggest goals.
There is a surprisingly large number of people who either avoid visiting a dentist due to anxiety or fear of pain. However, advances in medicine have actually brought tremendous strides towards enhancing patient comfort and improving the overall experience of receiving dental treatment. At Capital Dental, we want to prove to you that receiving dental treatment does not have to be a painful ordeal.
In dentistry, sedation refers to medicine that is designed to make the experience more comfortable. This is usually accomplished by reducing the physical pain associated with treatment. However, sedation can also be used to reduce a patient’s anxiety and help them feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This is particularly useful for patients who experience unusually high levels of fear or anxiety. Not only will this make a patient’s visit more pleasant, but it will also help our experts perform their duties more effectively. It is much easier for our dentists to work when a patient is calm and relaxed.
We offer sedation options for local anesthesia and IV sedation. Our experts have a strong understanding of which sedation option is best for any given treatment.
Sedation is most commonly used during more extensive and involved dental procedures and oral surgeries. Sedation may also be provided if a patient is experiencing unusually high levels of fear or anxiety, and they need the medicine to remain comfortable and calm during treatment.
Local anesthesia is numbing medicine given by injection at the site of dental work. This medicine will make the patient less likely to notice the physical sensations associated with dental treatment. One important thing to note about local anesthesia is that it has no effect on a patient’s mental awareness; however, some patients report that receiving a local anesthetic provides them with some comfort in simply knowing that they are less likely to experience pain or discomfort during treatment.
This medicine, provided through an IV, is great for managing both pain and anxiety. An advantage of IV sedation is that the medicine takes effect very quickly and also wears off in a timely manner. Since the medicine is strong, the patient will need to arrange for another party to take them home after receiving IV sedation. This is the sedation method used for most oral surgeries offered at Capital Dental.
Make your experience at Capital Dental as comfortable possible with sedation dentistry. Our team will provide you with the right medicine to reduce your pain and anxiety during treatment. We encourage you to ask us about our sedation options prior to your treatment. Please call us at (402) 420-0999 to schedule an appointment.