For some people, a trip to the dentist can be a little unnerving. Whether you have dealt with past trauma during dental care or otherwise struggle with anxiety when you have to undergo treatment, sedation dentistry in Trenton can be especially valuable. At You Make Me Smile Dental Centre, we are pleased to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible with sedation dentistry options.
Who May Benefit from Sedation Dentistry in Trenton
While sedation dentistry in Trenton is perfect for people who suffer from treatment anxiety, sedation can work well for several different reasons. For children who can be naturally fearful of new experiences, mild sedation helps the visit to the dentist to be a more comfortable experience for both the pediatric patient and the parent. Some individuals also have issues with the sensory aspects of being treated, such as seeing or hearing the tools used. Other people who may benefit from being sedated before their treatment include those who:
- Have a fear of needles
- Don’t respond well to localized anesthetics
- Have overly sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex
- Are looking to have extensive work done in a single visit
A Closer Look at the Types of Sedation We Offer
In our office, we offer three unique forms of sedation dentistry to meet the needs of our patients. When treatment is recommended, the dentist will discuss the levels of sedation that may be best for your personal situation.
General Sedation for Children
General sedation for children is mild anesthesia specifically formulated for younger patients that involves delivering nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen through a mask. The treatment can be highly effective; most children stay awake but may not recall the treatment once it is over. The mild anesthesia wears off quickly after the appointment. Dr. Mansoor has hospital privileges in Trenton, so she is well-equipped to offer treatment for children.
During IV sedation dentistry, an intravenous delivery line will be placed in your arm where sedation medications will be delivered. IV sedation is best for patients who prefer to be completely unconscious and not remember or feel anything during their treatment. However, the medication can be adjusted to achieve the ideal level of sedation throughout the treatment. Likewise, IV sedation is better for more lengthy procedures that can take more time.
Oral sedation dentistry will require you to take an oral sedative in the form of a pill just before your dental treatment. In most cases, you will be given the dose of medication when you arrive for your appointment, and then the dentist will wait to begin treatment after the medication has kicked in. The medication will make you feel drowsy, but you may still be awake during the treatment.
Find Out if Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You
When you need dental treatment, no level of anxiety should interfere with you getting the treatment that you need. With so many options available to keep you comfortable during your visit, you can get the care you need without fear. Reach out to us at the You make Me Smile Dental Centre to learn more about sedation treatment to support you through your needed treatments.