Many people have a fear of going to the dentist and suffer anxiety from their cleanings and procedures. Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist for simple fixes like a cleaning, a cavity filling, or having a tooth pulled can lead to serious complications. To help our patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their visits, Beavers Dentistry offers sedation dentistry in our Cary office.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation involves using medication to relax patients during dental procedures. Different patients may prefer different levels of sedation – depending on how aware or conscious they would like to be during a dentist visit.
For instance, laugh gas (nitris oxide) can be inhaled to help patients relax. It is easy to control how long the effects will last, and many patients are able to continue with their normal daily activities after the visit ends. On the other hand, oral sedation pills will make patients feel drowsy and effects may last throughout the day.
Preparing for Your Visit
When preparing for a visit where you will undergo sedation, your sedation dentist will provide you with some guidelines. You should not eat or drink prior to your appointment, and you will need to have a driver. You may also be advised to take off work or spend the remainder of the day resting until the effects of the medication wear off. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids following the visit to stay hydrated.
Our qualified team of sedation dentists in Cary are happy to help with any of your questions. To learn more, call our office to schedule an appointment.