Sedation Dentistry Specialist

If the notion of sitting in a dentist’s chair fills you with angst, you may benefit from sedation dentistry. This type of care uses sedatives to keep you relaxed during your dental visits or treatment, usually without the need for IVs. Carrollton Family Dental is pleased to offer sedation dentistry for children and adults in Carrollton, Ohio. To learn more or get started, call the office or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows adults and children prone to anxiety or stress about dental work to have a more relaxed, comfortable experience. Sedatives, such as anti-anxiety medications, depressants, nitrous oxide, or tranquilizers, are used to ease the common concerns known as dental phobia.

How is it administered?

The only sedative option for this type of dental care used to be intravenous, which is injected into the blood vessels of the arm or hand. Now many additional options are available. Oral sedation is the most commonly-used technique in the United States. It’s simple and noninvasive, requiring no needles.

Will I feel awake during the treatment?

The medications used for sedation dentistry are so effective in creating ease that most people don’t even recall much about the visit. While you’ll technically be awake, you may feel as though you slept through the entire process. A procedure that took hours to perform may feel as though it took a few minutes.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

In addition to feeling calmer and your treatment seeming quicker, sedation dentistry allows many people to get the dental care they need, but would normally be too fearful of the procedure. People who receive it tend to schedule more routine checkups, which improves overall oral wellness. Sedation dentistry also allows people who wish for a cosmetic change in their teeth the chance to do so, while feeling more comfortable during the treatment and confident about their smile once it’s done.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects of oral sedation tend to be mild and temporary. These include loss of concentration and poor coordination, which is why it’s important to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment. Sometimes people experience less appetite, lowered libido, or nightmares, but these are rare and short-lived.

The most common side effect of nitrous oxide is nausea, which usually only occurs if you’re overly sedated. Poor memory may linger on after IV sedation, and other possible side effects depend on the medication used. For ensured safety and assuredness, discuss your health history and any concerns you have with your dentist beforehand.

Financial Options

At Carrollton Family Dental, we have partnered with three medical financial groups, each of which can help with certain payment amounts and credit situations.

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1040 Trump Rd NW
Carrollton, OH 44615
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