Sedation Dentistry

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Savvy Middletown, DE,
Sedation Dentist

At Dentistry in Middletown, we understand that dental visits can be stressful and anxiety-inducing for many patients. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry as a safe and effective way to help you relax and feel more comfortable during your dental treatment.

Dental sedation can make a meaningful difference for patients who experience dental phobia or anxiety about an upcoming dental appointment, as well as those who need a little help sitting still through a prolonged appointment. With our care and modern sedation, you can enjoy a pleasant and pain-free visit to our dental office.

Sedation Dentistry Defined

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to relax patients during dental treatments. It may be used in simple procedures, such as dental exams and teeth cleanings, or more complex treatments, such as oral surgery. Sedation dentistry is also known as “sleep dentistry,” although patients aren’t necessarily asleep during their treatment.

Dental sedation can range from minimal (awake but relaxed) to moderate (conscious but may not remember the procedure) to deep (almost or entirely unconscious). The level of sedation you receive will depend on your individual needs and the complexity of the dental procedure. Before treatment, Dr. Jake Uram will work with you to understand your concerns so we can effectively use sedation dentistry to ensure you have the best experience possible.

How Can Dental Sedation Improve Your Dental Visits?

Sedation dentistry can be especially beneficial for patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia. It can make dental treatments feel more comfortable and reduce stress and fear associated with dental visits.

Additionally, sedation dentistry allows for multiple procedures to be completed in one visit, reducing the overall number of appointments needed. Furthermore, sedation can also be helpful for patients who have trouble sitting still or have a sensitive gag reflex.

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Our Sedation Dentistry Process

At your next appointment, our Middletown sedation dentist can walk you through our sedation dentistry options and explain how each type will affect your body, as well as describe how it can help make your next procedure stress-free.  

Nitrous Oxide

One of the most common forms of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a mask over the nose. This type of dental sedation helps you relax and can reduce anxiety during dental procedures. Also, laughing gas wears off quickly, so you can resume your normal activities after your appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Another form of sedation dentistry is oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a prescribed medication, typically a pill, before your appointment to help you relax. You’ll remain awake, but you may feel drowsy and may not remember much of the procedure. Oral conscious sedation is safe and effective, and it allows you to feel more at ease during your dental visit.

Stress-Free Dentistry
is Possible

At Dentistry in Middletown, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help alleviate anxiety and improve your oral health. Whether you choose nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best option for your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthier, happier smile with the help of nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.

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