If you’re like many Americans, going to the dentist can be a very stressful experience. Most offices do very little to help their nervous patients, but at Summit Boulevard Dental, we can ensure that even the most anxious person has a smooth and relaxed appointment thanks to sedation dentistry. With the techniques outlined below, we can calm an erratic mind and protect a patient from discomfort all at the same time. If you’re ready to finally not dread your dental appointments, be sure to contact us today and ask about sedation.
Just by taking a pill prescribed by your dentist about an hour before your appointment, we can help you feel completely physically and mentally relaxed by the time you sit in our chair. The mild sedative we use is perfect for those who experience mild to moderate dental phobia. With this approach, a patient stays awake the entire time, but their appointment will seem to fly by in a flash. Most have little to no memory of their visit afterward, which is just perfect for some patients!
Do you or your child need just a little help to relax in the dental chair? Nitrous oxide sedation offers a safe and effective way to take the edge off of any dental nerves. All a patient has to do is breathe in the colorless, odorless gas through a small nasal mask to make any tension quickly melt away. And, once the mask is removed, the gas’ effects wear off very fast, enabling a patient to go straight back to their day.
This powerful and fast acting sedation method is perfect for those who have an extreme fear of the dentist, and we’re proud to have the only endodontist (root canal specialist) in Northern Nevada who’s certified to administer it at our practice. For this, a sedative is introduced directly into the bloodstream, helping a patient immediately become tremendously relaxed. Even better, this approach allows your dentist to adjust your sedation level in real time throughout your appointment, ensuring your comfort from moment to moment.
For those who require an extensive amount of dental work or have mental/physical disabilities that make receiving standard dental care very difficult, sleep dentistry can help finally remove that last barrier patients have between them and a healthy smile. This method enables a patient to simply sleep through their appointment and wake up with no memory of what happened. While under, we always keep a close eye on a patient’s vital signs to ensure their safety.