Routine dental care is essential for maintaining optimum oral health. However, millions of people suffer from dental anxiety and avoid going to the dentist even when they need quality care. At Garden Springs Dental, we understand how anxious dental care can make some of our patients. Dr. Davis and our experienced team of dental professionals conveniently offer safe and painless sedation dentistry.
The fear associated with going to the dentist often leads to avoiding necessary visits. Without routine professional dental care, oral health problems can occur like gum disease or tooth decay. Thankfully, sedation dentistry allows even the most nervous patient to overcome their fear so he or she can receive the quality dental care they need.
Types of Sedation
We have various sedation options, depending on the level of sedation a patient requires. The four most common types of sedation are as follows:
- Oral Sedation
- Inhaled Sedation (Laughing Gas)
- IV Sedation
- General Anesthesia
Each form of sedation has its benefits and risks, which Dr. Davis will discuss with you in detail during your consultation. At Garden Springs Dental, your safety is our top priority, and we will provide you the best treatment option for your unique needs.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
There are several benefits of sedation dentistry that can help patients have a more pleasant and comfortable experience. Sedation is a combination of medications—an anesthetic and a sedative—to block pain and help patients relax during a dental procedure. Some benefits of sedation dentistry in Lexington include:
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective approach that helps your stresses and anxieties melt away. Once you undergo sedation, you will instantly feel relieved, comfortable, and relaxed.
Anterograde amnesia is a common side effect of any procedure that requires sedation. The sedative creates short-term amnesia, allowing you to forget the dental procedure itself.
Reduced Gag Reflex
Some patients have such a strong gag reflex that it hinders the dentist from performing a thorough dental examination or procedure. Sedation temporarily suspends the gag reflex so the dentist can work quickly and more efficiently.
Sedation dulls your response to external stimulation, making your dental procedure both painless and peaceful.
How We Can Help
If you avoid getting much-needed dental work because you're nervous, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry in Lexington, KY, starts with Garden Springs Dental. Dr. Davis and our team at Garden Springs Dental provide high-quality sedation dentistry in a patient-centered environment. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis, please call us at (859) 277-1189.