If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious or fearful, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. Avoiding much-needed dental work can have significant effects on not only your oral health, but your overall well-being. Sedation dentistry can help alleviate your fears of visiting the dentist and allow you to get the dental care you need. Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Edward Romano uses conscious sedation, a popular, safe and effective treatment designed to help you relax and feel comfortable during your treatment. Through the use of IV sedation administered by our board-certified anesthesiologist, you will feel at ease and may have no recollection your treatment even took place.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Conscious sedation can provide you with a virtually painless dental treatment without being completely unconscious. Sedation dentistry can be beneficial if you are:
- Affected by sensitive teeth and gums
- Uncomfortable hearing the sounds of dental instruments
- Anxious about needles, dental treatments, and dentists in general
- Anxious about dental conditions that may require long treatment processes
There are many reasons why people may be nervous about visiting the dentist. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the most effective sedation dentistry treatment plan for optimal results.
The Sedation Dentistry Process
Sedation dentistry techniques can be used for a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental implants, porcelain veneers, fillings, porcelain crowns and periodontal care. To initiate the sedation process, you will receive a sedative through an IV that can be adjusted depending on your level of anxiety. Our board-certified anesthesiologist carefully monitors you during treatment, ensuring the highest standards of safety.
You will not be unconscious; however, you will be in a deep state of relaxation that still allows you to communicate with our dentists during treatment. After the procedure, you may not have any recollection that it took place. You may feel drowsy immediately following your treatment, so you may want to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
Contact Our Practice
If you suffer from high levels of dental anxiety and would like more information on sedation dentistry, please contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.