Dental work is something many people put off because of anxiety. However, ignoring a problem rarely makes it go away and by delaying needed treatment you only harm yourself. What was a simple dental problem can, in time, become far more severe.
To avoid further damage to your teeth and gums, prompt treatment of existing dental health issues should be performed as soon as possible. If anxiety is keeping you from getting the help you need, sedation dentistry can be a useful solution.
Sedation Dentistry is the use of various medicines and gases as anesthesia. Sedation Dentistry techniques can range from an altered (but still awake) state or full anesthesia. Mild sedation is commonly done using nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. While nitrous oxide sedation leaves you still conscious, it puts you in a relaxed state. If you require a deeper level of sedation, nitrous oxide can be combined with other medicines. Depending on your needs and the type of dental procedure being performed, sedation can be modified as needed.
Sedation should not be looked at as something you can only use in extreme situations. It is a very useful tool and can be used in variety of ways to help you control anxiety while receiving dental treatment. As noted above, sedation can be very mild or very strong depending on your needs. There are many reasons for using it and here are some examples:
When you need Sedation Dentistry as a part of your dental treatment program, you need to work with experts who understand your needs. Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry has been helping people just like you in the greater Miami area for many years. Contact us today with any questions you may have about dental procedures and sedation options.