Are you so nervous about undergoing dental treatment that you’d rather suffer from toothache for the rest of your life? You’re not alone. Many people worry about going to the dentist so much that they don’t seek the right treatment.
However, we do offer a solution – Sedation Dentistry.
Helping you stay calm and relaxed throughout your treatment, this is a safe and effective way to remain anxiety-free when visiting the dentist. Dr.Jason Lemmon has years of experience in this field, helping those undergoing invasive treatments or with severe dental anxiety get the treatment they need.
What is Sedation Dentistry Used For?
There are a number of reasons why sedation dentistry may be used, including:
- If you’re getting worked up about having a treatment done
- If you have very sensitive teeth
- If you’re having an extensive, invasive dental procedure
- If you respond poorly to local anesthetics
Throughout your entire procedure, we’ll put you at ease about the treatment you’re receiving, offering the most efficient and effective procedure available.
What Forms of Sedation Are Available?
At our dentist practice in Yuma, Arizona, we offer three types of sedation:
Inhaled Minimal Sedation (Nitrous Oxide): A mask is placed over your nose so you inhale a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), which helps you relax. This gas allows us to control how much sedation you get, and also enables you to recover quickly from your sedation, perhaps even driving home after the procedure has been done.
Oral Sedation: Minimal to moderate dosages can be administered orally. Minimal doses are provided in pill form and make you feel drowsy, but you’ll be awake throughout the procedure. Larger doses are more common in sedation dentistry, though, as they create moderate sedation that often induces sleep while the treatment is being carried out. Usually, however, you can be awakened with a gentle shake.
IV Conscious Sedation: The sedative drug is placed directly into your vein using an intravenous (IV) drip. This also allows us to control the level of sedation you receive, but because it’s put directly into your vein it gets to work quicker.
Enjoy Anxiety-Free Dental Treatments with Sedation Dentistry in Yuma, Arizona
Don’t fear coming to the dentist any longer and get the treatment you need in a relaxed, calm environment. To hear more about the sedation dentistry we offer and the options available to you, call our friendly team today at (928) 318-6359.
Call today at (928) 344-3177 or schedule an appointment to make a reservation!