The consequences of improper dental care can be serious, but for those with dental fears and phobias, the treatment itself can be too frightening to overcome. Other patients may simply have a difficult time staying still for long periods of time. Sedation dentistry offers a solution that will allow the most fearful or restless patient to get the care they need.
Sedation dentistry at The Dentists can be performed during basic oral care and your regular dental visits as well as any emergency dentistry procedures. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, please call one of our offices in Omaha, Nebraska at Hillsborough: 402-445-4647, Village Pointe: 402-505-7474, Ralston Square: 402-733-4441, or Dundee: 402-502-5593 today.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Sedation dentistry can be administered by oral pills, inhaled gas, or IV, and each process is closely regulated and monitored. The three main types of sedation we offer include:
- Mild Sedation — For patients with mild anxiety, or those with complex dental conditions requiring more extensive treatment, mild sedation offers relaxation and reduced treatment fatigue. Mild sedation can be given by either oral pills or inhalation of nitrous oxide gas. Recovery from mild sedation is generally within a couple of hours.
- Moderate Sedation — Patients with moderate dental anxiety or those who need longer or more complex procedures may benefit from moderate sedation. Moderate sedation may be administered by IV, but you will remain conscious during the procedure in a deeply relaxed state. Recovery from moderate sedation may take several hours, so patients should arrange for a companion to drive them.
- Deep Sedation — Deep sedation is ideal for patients who have severe dental anxiety or dental phobia. During deep sedation, patients experience a sleep-like state and may drift between consciousness and unconsciousness. Once the treatment is completed, patients may have no memory of the treatment. For deep sedation treatments, patients need to arrange for a friend or relative to accompany them and provide transportation and monitoring.
The best way to determine which sedation option is truly right for you is to let our experienced dental team assess your circumstances. Contact The Dentists for information about dental sedation and how we can calm your nerves. We serve patients in and around Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln and nearby areas of Nebraska.