Stop letting your dental fear or anxiety dictate your oral health. At Dental Group West, our team of doctors is highly experienced in providing top options in sedation dentistry. Keep reading to learn how you can relax your way through your next dental appointment!
Three Options from Toledo Sedation Dentist
Let Drs. Thomas, Weisenburger and Poole take the edge off your next dental appointment with one of these three sedation options.
The lightest form of sedation, nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) is inhaled through a facial mask throughout the dental treatment. Best for patients with mild to moderate anxiety undergoing simple procedures, nitrous oxide simply helps you relax. It will often be combined with a local anaesthetic to ensure there is no discomfort at the treatment area. Once the procedure is complete and the mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off immediately — allowing you to go on about your day with absolutely no grogginess or after-effects.
Oral Conscious Sedation
An increasingly popular option, oral conscious sedation can help patients with mild to severe anxiety receive the dental attention they need. It’s also a good option for those who wish to undergo multiple or longer dental procedures in just one visit.
To help you relax with oral conscious sedation, your dentist will prescribe a pill you’ll take orally about an hour before your procedure. Its effects will have taken over by the time you’re settling into the dental chair — and you’re ready to relax your way to improved oral health. You’re still awake with oral conscious sedation, but you’re completely removed from the sights, smells and sounds of what’s going on around you. Many patients actually report not remembering anything from their time under sedation — a big benefit for anyone affected by dental fear or anxiety.
Patients who require IV sedation to receive the dental care they need know few dentists in the Toledo area are equipped to offer this level of relaxation. Fortunately, patients with severe barriers to dentistry can find the help they need from the team at Dental Group West. We offer IV sedation for patients who need a deeper level of relaxation. With an IV, it’s easy for our team to closely control the level of sedation you receive, and we’ll monitor your heart rate and breath closely throughout the entire process.
Schedule Your Appointment for Relaxing Dental Care!
If you’d like to benefit from comfortable dental care that sedation dentistry makes possible, why don’t you get in touch with the team at Dental Group West? We’re here to help you receive the regular care everyone needs with dental sedation in Toledo. Request your appointment online today!