When you have a dental problem and are looking for a dentist that uses sedation dentistry, look no further than your affordable Las Vegas-area dental clinic.
You may be one of those people that avoid the dentist’s chair because of the fear and anxiety of the work to be done.
You are not alone.
Many dental patients do not get the proper dental work done that they desperately require because of a genuine fear of the pain and discomfort associated with some dental procedures.
And this problem can be easily solved by visiting dentists who use sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation or Painless Dentistry?
There are medications and procedures that your local Las Vegas sedation dentists can use to ultimately ease your anxiety and make the dental procedure as pain-free as possible.
Except for general anesthesia (which is for rare cases), a dental patient using sedation dentistry is awake for the procedure.
The different type of painless dentistry or sedation dentistry is minimal, moderate and deep sedation.
Minimal you are in a state of relaxation but awake.
Moderate is when you might feel “loopy” or speak slowly, and you may not remember much about the procedure.
Deep sedation is when you’re nearly unconscious but still awake.
In some situations, when there is a more complicated dental surgery planned, you may be placed under general anesthesia and put to sleep while undergoing the procedure.
What Are the Kinds of Medicine Used by Sedation Dentists?
The most common type of medicine is laughing gas or nitrous oxide. A mask is placed over your mouth and nose, and oxygen along with nitrous oxide is breathed in, put you in a state of relaxation.
Most patients have a relaxed, joyous feeling while under the gas (hence the name laughing gas). This allows you to lose your anxiety and the dentists who use sedation dentistry will be able to perform the procedure causing minimal pain to you and alleviating your fears and anxiety.
There is also a form of sedation dentists use with oral medications. This is typically a pill of a medicine called Halcion. Halcion, in the same family as Valium, is a sedative used to put in a hypnotic state. It’s commonly used for people with severe anxiety or sleep problems.
Some painless dentistry will see patients use IV sedation for more moderate sedation needs. A sedative similar to Halcion will be utilized but administered intravenously.
For those with severe anxiety or for dental procedures that involve complicated surgery, deep sedation, and general anesthesia will be used, to completely put you under while the process is taken place.
A down side is most dental clinics don’t have an anesthesiologist on hand, so the procedure will have to be done at a hospital.
For the Best Sedation Dentists in Las Vegas, Come to Your Local, Affordable Dental Clinic
Our best local Las Vegas-area dental clinic has the best and most experienced dentists, dental assistants and hygienists in the area.
We offer a full array of dental services, from general and cosmetic dentistry, emergency services and have one our staff dentists who use sedation dentistry.
We would love to earn your trust to become your dental clinic for all your dental service needs.
So call us for an initial appointment where we can discuss our services and our affordable prices.
We understand that dental insurance either won’t cover certain services (like cosmetic dentistry) and we can discuss our payment plans or access to third-party dental lenders for an affordable option to paying full price for our procedures.