Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry allows patients with severe dental anxiety or special needs to get essential medical treatment. We offer various types of sedation, from light options to IV anesthesia, to suit the individual needs of our patients.  Don’t put off regular hygiene or dealing with oral health problems because of fear of the dentist. We are here to make your visit comfortable and stress-free. 

Sedation Options Offered

There are several different types of sedation dentistry, and the type that is right for you will depend on your individual needs. Some of the most common types of sedation dentistry include general anesthesia, nitrous oxide or “laughing gas,” and oral sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide sedation is also known as “laughing gas,” it is a type of inhaled sedative that is often used for children or people with mild anxiety. The patient breathes in a small amount of the laughing gas, which helps to relax them during the procedure.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation works by taking an oral medication before your dental appointment. Administering oral sedation will make you drowsy, but you will remain awake and still be able to respond to questions and follow directions. You likely will not remember much about the dental procedure afterward, but you will be able to resume normal activities the same day with oral sedation. 

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a complete form of sedation and can be used for various procedures. A patient is asleep during general anesthesia and cannot feel pain. It is a safe and effective way to ensure patients are relaxed during

IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation is when a small needle is inserted into the vein, and the patient is given a sedative through an IV drip. The sedative will make the patient feel relaxed and often sleep through the dental procedure. In addition, the level of sedation can be easily monitored and adjusted as needed. IV Sedation dentistry offers patients a safe and effective way to receive dental care without fear or anxiety.

Who needs sedation during dental treatment?

Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, is a growing field that offers many benefits for dental patients who experience dental anxiety or phobias. Sedation dentistry can help make the dental experience more comfortable for both patients and dentists. It can also help patients who have a fear of needles or who have a very low tolerance for pain. There are several different types of sedation available, and the best option for each patient will depend on various factors, including the treatment being performed and the patient’s level of anxiety. In general, sedation dentistry is considered safe for most patients, and the vast majority of people who use it report feeling more relaxed during their procedure.  If you are considering sedation for your next dental appointment, call Tencza & Pugliese Dental and set up a consultation. 

Contact Our Dental Office Today!

Contact our dental practice in Easton, PA, today if you are considering dental sedation. We can help you choose the right type of sedation for your needs and overall health. In addition, we will ensure that you feel comfortable during your procedure and get the best possible care. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to get dental care without anxiety or fear.