Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
In order to help all patients receive the treatment they need, our office is able to offer basic dental sedation. Our sedation dentists give patients a dose of anti-anxiety medication one hour prior to treatment and then use nitrous oxide gas during the procedure. Be aware that any sedation treatment needs to be discussed, planned, and prepared for prior to the procedure day.
If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist, here are just some of the reasons to consider dental sedation:
- As a patient, you’ll be more relaxed and cooperative during the procedure.
- Your procedure will be less painful (or even pain-free) and more comfortable.
- You’ll need to make fewer appointments, decreasing the amount of time required per procedure.
- After having several dental treatments under sedation, your fear or anxiety regarding dental work may decrease or even disappear.
We do everything possible to make our patients feel completely at ease while they undergo sedation for dental work in Phoenix, AZ. Your well-being and comfort are always our top priority at AZ Family Dental. We also want our sedation dentistry patients to know that during the time they are sedated, vitals will be monitored, and patients are never left alone while under sedation.
Sedation options range from nitrous oxide, nitrous plus (oral conscious sedation), and deep sedation with the assistance of an experienced anesthesiologist.
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation in the Greater Phoenix, AZ Area
Nitrous oxide has been used as a dental anesthetic for over 100 years and continues to be used because of its effectiveness in producing temporary euphoria in patients needing dental procedures. Patients simply inhale a small amount of colorless, slightly sweet-smelling nitrous oxide a few minutes prior to beginning a dental treatment. By producing a pleasantly relaxed sensation combined with its pain-reducing properties, nitrous oxide gives patients a sense of soothing calmness during the procedure. The relaxing effects of nitrous oxide disappear within several hours, leaving patients with no unpleasant side effects.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is the other type of sedation for dental work in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Patients choosing oral sedation are given benzodiazepines that should be taken before visiting our office. Keep in mind that if you choose this sedation method, transportation must be arranged in advance. Oral sedation dentistry is primarily used for patients who experience mild to moderate dental phobia rather than extreme anxiety.
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8519 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
28255 N Tatum Blvd Suite 4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, United States
1820 W Thunderbird Rd suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85023, United States