Do you or a loved one have dental fear or anxiety? Get the care you need with sedation dentistry. Sedation is a general dental treatment that allows patients to receive dental care without any pain. Our dental office provides dental sedation to patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dental sedation is a safe and comfortable way to create a positive dental visit. Sedation dentistry may be used for anxious patients during routine dental cleanings. They may also be utilized for lengthy or complex procedures, including oral surgery and tooth extractions.
The Benefits of Dental Sedation in Bryn Mawr, PA
Sedation dentistry has multiple advantages for our patients. Dental sedation:
- Provides pain-free care
- Relieves anxiety
- Reduces the gag reflex
- Provides efficient treatment
We use dental sedation to help a variety of patients, from those with a fear of loud noises, and dental tools to those with dental fear or special needs patients. Sedation is safe to use, and we monitor our patients through their dental treatment.
Common Types of Dental Sedation
The most common dental sedation treatments include:
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is delivered with oxygen through a mask that a dentist places over the nose and mouth. With nitrous oxide, patients feel happy and relaxed. They will also not remember anything about their treatment.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: For this type of sedation, patients take a pill about an hour before their procedure. It takes time for this sedation to take effect and wear off, so we recommend that patients get a ride to and from their procedure. Under oral conscious sedation, patients may be conscious but do not feel any pain.
- IV Sedation: Intravenous sedation delivers anti-anxiety through the bloodstream. Under IV sedation, patients feel sleepy and calm. Additionally, patients may fall asleep under IV sedation because they feel so relaxed.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Alleviate dental fear and anxiety today with dental sedation. Please contact Main Line Family Dentistry for treatment today at 610.601.2978. You may also request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. We will accommodate you or your loved one for your next dental visit.