If you or your child gets nervous during dental visits, simple solutions are within reach at Solomon Family Dentistry to help them stay calm. The exceptional cosmetic and general dentists offer sedation dentistry at their offices in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Sedation dentistry at Solomon Family Dentistry includes nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is safe yet highly effective for patients who struggle with dental anxiety.
You or your child may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you struggle with feeling anxious during dental cleanings or procedures. Sedation is often beneficial for special needs patients and children who have a difficult time sitting still.
The sedation dentistry options available at Solomon Family Dentistry include:
Nitrous oxide is a gas you breathe in through a mask. The gas makes you feel relaxed and sleepy, but you remain awake during your dental procedure. After you remove the nitrous oxide mask and stop breathing in the gas, its effects quickly wear off. Unlike other forms of sedation, you can drive yourself home after receiving nitrous oxide.
If you receive conscious sedation, you take medication by mouth to help relax you, make you tired, or help you fall asleep. Have someone drive you home after receiving conscious oral sedation.
IV sedation is the most powerful type of sedation available. You receive medicine through a needle and IV in your arm to make you fall asleep. It’s useful for longer or more extensive dental procedures, including some surgeries. Have someone drive you home after receiving IV sedation.
The type of sedation dentistry needed, if any, varies from patient to patient. Your specialist personalizes sedation dentistry based on your preferences, whether or not you’d like to be able to drive home afterward, and the type of dental procedure that you require.
Your dentist has your best interest at heart and works with you to find a solution that you’re most comfortable with. All forms of sedation dentistry available at Solomon Family Dentistry are safe and highly effective.
To learn more about sedation dentistry at Solomon Family Dentistry and find out if it’s right for you, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today.