Does going to the dentist leave you nervous or anxious? If this is the case, you will benefit from sedation dentistry at Allan S. Thomas. Our staff is qualified in sedation dentistry and uses the latest treatments and safest dental sedatives to help you feel secure. Our office is convenient for patients in Holladay and the surrounding Salt Lake City area.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Choosing dental sedation is typically a very safe, straightforward option for children and adults. These drugs reduce your stress for any major or minor dental treatment. Most dental sedatives leave you awake and lucid while providing a calming effect, rather than causing you to fall asleep the way general anesthesia does. Our sedation dentist has various options available to help you rest easy and recover with a brilliant smile. The following sedation methods are safe for kids and adults.
Similar to muscle relaxers like Valium, oral sedatives need an hour to kick in. Before your visit, simply take the prescribed medication. By the time you arrive at our office, you’ll feel relaxed and prepared for the dentist’s chair. Because of these lethargic side effects, it is required to bring a friend or family member transport you to and from your dentist procedure.
Usually called laughing gas, nitrous oxide helps patients feel at ease while also dulling any pain. Most patients describe nitrous oxide as a light, numb feeling that may leave some feeling silly or loopy. For many patients, it wears off shortly after you leave our office.
This sedative is the most useful and fast-acting selection we offer. Our sedation dentists can observe the amount of sedative given to a patient through an IV. If the dentist scares you more than needles and you need to undergo a long or difficult procedure, this is the best course of action. While each process is unique, each type of sedation comes with side effects. We often reserve IV sedation for more serious procedures like wisdom teeth removal.
Talk to Us about Sedation Dentistry
Let us ease your worries about dental work. Contact Allan S. Thomas today to learn all about our sedation methods. We gladly serve Holladay and the greater Salt Lake City area. For queries about cost, process, risks or results of sedation dentistry, call Allan S. Thomas, DMD at 801-322-4900.