Is anxiety keeping you out of the dentist’s chair, or stalling a procedure you desperately need? You are not alone. An estimated 60 percent of Americans suffer from dental fear. As your Yardley oral health provider, we want your experience to be as gentle and positive as possible.
Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery offers multiple types of sedation dentistry to make office visits completely stress-free. Whether you had a bad experience, are terrified of needles, or can’t cope with triggering stimuli in a surgical setting, you can enjoy better oral health with sedation dentistry in Yardley, PA.
No anxiety, pain or discomfort
We offer several sedation and analgesic methods that can make you feel relaxed during your appointment. The type used will depend on your comfort level, the invasiveness, as well as the length of the procedure. Talk to our doctors about your concerns, your threshold for pain, and we’ll suggest a sedation method that’s right for you.
We understand that everyone is different, so whether you have super sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or a long-standing phobia of dental procedures, our team will put your fears to rest.
Sedation dentistry in Yardley can be used for everything from a simple tooth cleaning to root canals and wisdom tooth extractions. While patient comfort is essential, your health and safety are always a top priority. Our oral surgeons will review your medical records and health history to determine candidacy for sedation first.
With sedation dentistry, you will feel sleepy and relaxed– almost in a twilight state where everything is warm and comfortable. This is different than general anesthesia, where patients are unconscious during their procedure.
Consider some of the benefits of sedation dentistry:
- You are relaxed throughout the entire procedure, and less aware of triggering sights, sounds and smells
- You experience no pain or discomfort
- You can avoid all trauma and anxiety associated with the treatment
- Your doctor can perform multiple procedures in one go
- You have little recollection or memory of the treatment
- Your gag reflexes are subdued
- You have no lingering side effects from the sedation
- Sedation can be utilized in both children and adults
If you have been putting off a tooth extraction or dental work because of nerves, you are likely an excellent candidate for sedation dentistry.
What kind of sedation is right for you?
Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery offers the following types of sedation:
Nitrous oxide: Commonly known as ‘laughing gas,’ this sedation is purely analgesic, leaving you conscious– but extremely calm– at all times. It is called laughing gas for a reason! Patients feel happy and unconcerned with the task at hand.
Oral conscious sedation: Your doctor will prescribe a sedative to be taken an hour before your appointment. You are still conscious but will not remember much about the procedure. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward.
IV sedation: A sedative medication is administered intravenously, taking immediate effect. You can still hear and respond to your doctor but are in a deeper, twilight state of relaxation. Just like with oral sedation, there is an amnesiac effect, meaning little or no memory of the treatment afterward.
Learn more about Yardley sedation dentistry
With sedation dentistry, even the most nervous of patients can get the treatment they need for a beautiful, healthy smile. Here at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we strive to create a welcoming, cheerful environment and cater to patients of all ages.
Call us today to request an appointment!