General, Cosmetic, & Periodontal Dentistry located in Cumming, GA
More than 50% of adults in the United States experience dental fear. Dr. Page Barden, DDS, MSD, of Inspiring Smiles in Cumming, Georgia, is certified in sedation dentistry, allowing even the most fearful patients to feel at ease. With certification in patient management with oral, intravenous (IV), and nitrous oxide sedation techniques, patients can feel comfortable and at ease throughout any dental procedure. To learn more about sedation dentistry, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Sedation Dentistry Q & A
What is sedation dentistry?
Dental fear is something that affects many patients. It is normal and something that Dr. Barden treats on a daily basis.
For those that suffer from extreme dental fear, sedation can be used to calm and relax you during your appointment. Sedation therapy is the use of sedation techniques, such as oral, intravenous (IV), and nitrous oxide, to help patients relieve their fear and anxiety associated with dental care. Patients that have used sedation dentistry in the past find it life-changing for both their mental and dental health.
Dr. Barden’s top priority is your comfort. No matter if you’re getting a cleaning or a root canal, he ensures that you are completely comfortable, happy, and well-versed on your procedure. He takes the time to explain all matters involved so you can better understand what will happen during your appointment. If you are still uneasy, there is no need to worry. Dr. Barden walks you through the sedation dentistry options that will further put you at ease.
What does oral sedation feel like?
Depending on your specific needs and preferences, Dr. Barden may suggest:
- Inhalation sedation
- Pill sedation
- Intravenous injection sedation
After Dr. Barden administers the sedation, you will begin to feel relaxed without losing cognitive function. Your consciousness is reduced just enough to relieve your anxiety or fear. Dr. Barden will walk you through the process with updates on the progress, allowing you to be completely aware of what is happening around you without stress or fear taking over. If at any point you want to stop or take a break, Dr. Barden is happy to do so. Your comfort is a priority.
How long does the sedation last?
Depending on the type of sedation that you receive, sedation can begin to fade just after the treatment. The team at Inspiring Smiles always ask their patients that prefer sedation dentistry to have a friend, family member, or guardian accompany them to their appointment so they can drive them home afterwards. This ensures your safety until the sedation completely wears off.
If you are in need of dental care with the use of sedation techniques, call today or schedule an appointment online now.