Sedation Dentistry is more commonly referred to as Sleep Dentistry. If your fear of the dentist is stopping you from having a brilliant smile, visit us at Alvin Smiles, and you will not be afraid anymore! And that is a promise!
At Alvin Smiles, we understand that anxiety keeps many people from receiving the life-changing dental care that they need.
If dental fear stands as an obstacle between you and a healthy smile, we have options for you that make dental care easier than you ever imagined. Three types of anxiety control allow even the most fearful patients to experience the most excellent dentistry.
Oral sedation works well for mild anxiety or shorter appointments:
Before your treatment, you take a small pill.
Our sedative medication is FDA approved with a long history of safety.
You stay awake and responsive during treatment in a comfortable, relaxed state. You’ll remember very little about your visit.
2. NITROUS OXIDE
Known as “laughing gas,” this sedative reduces anxiety and helps you ease through treatment:
Before your treatment, you breathe in odorless gas mixed with oxygen through a nose mask.
Nitrous Oxide can be adjusted up or down during treatment
You’ll leave feeling normal, and can even drive a car after your appointment.
3. IV SEDATION
Many patients benefit from IV sedation:
Calming medications flow through an IV before starting any treatment.
At Alvin Smiles, IV sedation is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist at your side, just like any other surgical procedure.
During IV sedation, you’ll be responsive to us, but unaware of the treatment being performed. You will not feel or remember anything. Before you know it, your appointment is over.
3 REASONS TO CALL US FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY
A relaxing treatment: A customized sedation solution suppresses all your anxiety.
An enhanced experience: Alvin Smiles sedation dentists bring many years of training and experience to make your treatment as easy and as pleasant as possible.
A comfortable visit: Visiting us will be a pleasurable experience. With sedation dentistry, there’s no reason your treatment will be frightening!
We understand that dental fear may cause you to keep pushing your dental treatment further into the future! However, on a very regular basis, we see the consequences of neglected dental problems.
Most dental related problems don’t hurt until they’ve reached a critical, irreversible point. A cavity quietly progresses until it reaches the center of the tooth where the nerve sits. Bacteria slowly destroy bone around your teeth, and 90% of the bone may disappear before you even realize what has happened!
Pain very frequently presents itself as a late-stage symptom of a developing problem. If you wait for discomfort to occur, then the odds are that you’ll need more intensified treatment, compared to if the problem was detected earlier. Proactivity in your oral health means regular check-ups, which can result in fewer visits and less cost over time!
At Alvin Smiles, our dentists specialize in providing a worry-free dental experience. We find the sedation option that works just right for you, and try our best to propose a treatment plan that best fits your needs and requirements. Call us to schedule a time to discuss your concerns and start your journey to better health with us today!