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, laughing gas (nitrous 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.
If you are someone who would like to consider dental sedation, you should talk to our dentists to learn more about our process. It is important to note to the dentists about allergic reactions you might have so the dentists at Beavers Dentistry can make safe recommendations.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Beavers Dentistry’s dentists are highly qualified and board-certified to administer different types of sedation. We offer the following sedation therapies:
Nitrous Oxide is a form of sedation dentistry which provides our patients with a feeling of calmness while our dentists work on the patient’s mouth. This is a mild sedation that acts as an agent to help patients feel comfortable at our dentist office.
Oral sedation helps to alleviate the fears that come along with going to the dentist. We can provide an oral sedative to help relax our patients and relieve the anxiety of getting dental work done at our dentist office in Cary.
Local anesthetics are used to numb areas of your mouth during a dental procedure to prevent feeling any pain. This is an effective method of preventing experiences of pain while the dentist operates on your mouth and teeth.
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.
Sedation Dentistry Costs
Sedation dentistry costs can be explored at a visit to our dentist office. When you speak to our dentists, they will get an understanding of your comfort level at the dentist and provide you with available options for your visits. Some dental sedation options might be recommended, depending on the dental work that will be required for your case.
Call today to schedule your appointment and to speak with a dental professional to answer more questions about costs and insurance information.
Sedation Dentistry FAQ’s
Do you still have questions about the sedation dentistry services offered at our dentist office in Cary? Visit our sedation dentistry FAQ’s page for answers to common questions about our services.
Contact Your Cary Sedation Dentist
If you need a sedation dentist in Cary, call us today or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment.