Some people are not particularly fond of going to a dentist. But for some, the problem goes beyond just the dislike for dental treatments. There is actually something known as “Dental Anxiety” that deters many people from receiving necessary and important dental care. At the office of Smile Matters Inc., we do not want you to miss out on your dental care treatments, but we also do not want you to experience serious stress or anxiety. That is why we offer sedation dentistry services to make your dental treatments comfortable and relaxed. Sedation dentistry helps you stay calm during your oral care appointments by temporarily suppressing the central nervous system.
One of the most popular methods of dental sedation is with the use of laughing gas. The patient inhales this gas during the procedure, and it produces a feeling of comfort and lightheadedness which goes away as soon as the flow of laughing gas is turned off.
To produce a mild to moderate sedation effect, oral sedation can also be used. A pill is given to the patient about half an hour before their dental procedure. Patients under the effect of oral sedation sometimes report that they often don’t even remember the procedure.
To eliminate the sensation of pain during dental treatments, we also make use of local anesthesia. This is an injection that numbs the nerves at the treatment site so that you do not feel any pain during a procedure.
Dental treatments do not need to be feared anymore. To learn more about how dental sedation can help you, please contact our office for a consultation. You can reach us at (206) 201-0656. Our practice is located at 509 Olive Way, Suite 1033, Seattle, WA 98101.