Avoid Pain and Anxiety
Sedation Dentistry in Simpsonville
At Pearl Dental Studio, we know how important it is to have an enjoyable visit at our office. To ensure that every patient is comfortable, pain-free, and calm, we offer sedation for any treatment. If you feel that sedation dentistry will help you have a positive experience with us during your dental appointment, call today to discuss your needs with an expert.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Sedation dentistry utilizes anti-anxiety medication to help you feel more comfortable and safe throughout your dental treatment. At Pearl Dental Studio, Dr. Cash offers oral conscious sedation as well as minimally inhaled sedation. Sedation can reduce feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and fear. When combined with local anesthesia, these methods help ensure that you feel absolutely no pain or discomfort during your procedure.
Candidates for Sedation
Common Reasons to Choose Sedation
The most common reason that patients choose to be sedated is dental anxiety. Studies show that dental anxiety may affect up to 20% of Americans. In extreme cases, dental anxiety can prevent patients from getting even the most basic dental care, such as cleanings and oral exams.
Sedation can also be used for a number of other reasons. It can help patients sit still for long periods of time, which may be necessary if you are receiving extensive or invasive treatment. It can also temporarily lessen your gag reflex, which makes it easier for Dr. Cash to work on your rear teeth. To find out more and see if you’re a good candidate for sedation, schedule your appointment now.
Our Sedation Options
Minimally Inhaled Sedation
Minimal inhaled sedation can help reduce feelings of anxiety and nervousness. This method of sedation causes euphoria and makes you feel a bit disconnected from your body. It’s also an analgesic, which means it reduces the sensation of pain. However, you will stay conscious and alert throughout the entire procedure. Minimally inhaled sedation wears off within about 5 minutes of treatment, so you can drive yourself home or even go back to work after your treatment.
Our Sedation Options
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form about an hour before your appointment. This form of sedation will help you feel calm and relaxed during treatment, but may also make you feel groggy or sleepy. Patients are typically awake during treatment, just in a much more relaxed state. Its effects can last 4-6 hours or longer, so you will need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment.