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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a type of dental treatment that uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is used to reduce anxiety and fear, and to help patients remain comfortable during long or complex dental treatments. Sedation dentistry can range from minimal sedation, such as inhaled nitrous oxide, to moderate sedation, such as oral sedatives, to deep sedation or general anesthesia. The goal of sedation dentistry is to help patients relax and feel comfortable during their dental visit. It is especially helpful for those with dental anxiety or fear, or for those who need complex dental treatments that may take a long time to complete. It can also be beneficial for patients who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time, have a strong gag reflex, or have a sensitive mouth or teeth. Minimal sedation, also known as anxiolysis, is the lightest form of sedation dentistry. It is typically administered through nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This gas is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose and mouth, and it helps to reduce anxiety and fear, as well as pain and discomfort. The effects of nitrous oxide are felt quickly and can be adjusted to the patients level of comfort. Moderate sedation is administered orally, usually in the form of a pill. It is sometimes referred to as conscious sedation because the patient remains conscious and able to respond to verbal commands. The effects of oral sedatives are felt within 15 to 20 minutes of taking the medication and can last up to 6 hours. Deep sedation and general anesthesia are the strongest forms of sedation dentistry. These are typically used for more complex dental treatments, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implant placement. Deep sedation and general anesthesia are administered intravenously and can cause the patient to become unconscious. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients relax and remain comfortable during dental treatments. It is important to talk to your dentist about your dental anxiety and any concerns you may have about sedation dentistry. Your dentist can help you determine which type of sedation is best for you and your needs.

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Who needs Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a type of dental treatment that uses sedative drugs to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is also sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry or conscious sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is used to help people who experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist. It can also be used to help people who have difficulty getting numb, have a strong gag reflex, have a bad reaction to local anesthetics, or require a lot of dental work in a single visit. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures. It can be used on patients of all ages, from children to adults. The type of sedation used will depend on the patients needs and the procedure being performed. Sedation dentistry is particularly beneficial for people who have a strong fear of the dentist or have difficulty getting numb. It can also be used for people who require a lot of dental work in a single visit, such as multiple fillings or crowns. It is also beneficial for people who have a strong gag reflex or have difficulty sitting still in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry is typically administered in one of three ways: oral sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation, or nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Oral sedation is the most common type of sedation used in dentistry. It is administered in pill form and can range from minimal to moderate sedation. IV sedation is a more intense form of sedation and is administered directly into the bloodstream. Nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation and is inhaled through a mask. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures. It is important to discuss any fears or concerns you have with your dentist before undergoing sedation dentistry. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best type of sedation for you and explain the risks and benefits.

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About Dr. Thi Pham

I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry in 1998. In 2000, I completed a 1year Advance Education in General Dentistry residency program also at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry. I am a firm believer in continuing education and lifelong learning. My post A.E.G.D. training includes Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Study, a postgraduate institution renowned for dental cosmetic training, the Misch International Implant Institute, the leader in Implant education, and the Esthetic Skin Institute, nationally recognized for training and certification of Advanced Botulinum Toxin A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) techniques and Dermal Filler implantation, addressing both the upper and lower face.

Speciality

• 20+ years of practicing dentistry
• Comprehensive, preventative and restorative care for the whole family
• Personal, caring and individualized treatment plans
• Helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile
• High-quality care and service
• Comfortable and enjoyable patient experience

Degrees

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
  • Misch International Implant Institute
  • Implantology
  • Implantology and prosthetics
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