No-stress Dental Procedures at Riverside Dental Clinic
It is not uncommon for patients of all ages to be nervous and anxious about going to the dentist for treatment. Our compassionate dentists at Riverside Dental Clinic have the experience of helping patients overcome their dental anxiety and offer options to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option to help children and adults with dental anxiety relax for necessary dental treatments. Sedation Dentistry options include general anesthesia and oral sedation, and our dentists will determine the best type of sedation option depending on the dental treatment.
What are some advantages of sedation dentistry?
- Little to no side effects
- Allows for multiple treatments to be done during one visit (limiting visits)
- Safe for children and adults
- Reduced levels of anxiety and stress
- No pain during procedure
At Riverside Dental Clinic, we offer our patients with sedation options such as:
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation is the best option for patients with a fear of injections. The patient is given the medication orally before the treatment. This type of oral sedation will only help the patient relax for the treatment but not put the patient in a deep sleep. Most often, patients who have had oral sedation may not even remember the procedure even though they were technically awake during the whole process.
IV Sedation is an injection that is given directly into the patient’s bloodstream. The effects are almost immediate and help total relaxation of the patient. The patient may experience some drowsiness after the treatment, and therefore a parent or designated driver should accompany the patient driver.
General anesthesia may be recommended for complex or lengthy procedures or to complete multiple treatments in one visit. Anesthesia for tooth extraction, for example, helps the dentist complete the work efficiently, reducing trauma for the patient and fostering speedy recovery.
While sedation terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between anesthesia and sedation. Local anesthesia in dentistry is a mainstay for minor procedures such as fillings. This form of tooth anesthesia numbs the area of treatment, blocking pain signals from nerves.
We do understand that many children and adults fear visiting the dentist. We welcome new and established patients and families to contact us at (833) 575-1855 to discuss the best sedation option to get the care they need.