Going to the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for a lot of people. Many of us fear the pain and discomfort that is often associated with a dental procedure. Luckily, Brawley Dental Clinic offers a number of anesthetic solutions to make your visit less stressful and, more importantly, less painful.
Who Needs Sedation for a Dental Procedure?
There are many reasons for our patients to receive sedation. Your eligibility depends on your overall health and if you have medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes, or respiratory disease, that would make an anesthetic potentially dangerous. In most cases, sedation is used to relieve anxiety and reduce pain. This is done through either local anesthetic methods or generalized anesthesia.
Types of Dental Sedation
We offer several sedation options, some of the most common include:
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
This is a gas combined with oxygen that is administered through a mask placed over your nose. Nitrous Oxide helps you relax and alleviates pain without putting you to sleep. It is very safe and is provided in most dental offices, often in conjunction with local anesthesia injections.
Enteral Sedation (or Oral Sedation)
This type of sedation involves taking a pill or liquid orally that leaves you awake for the procedure but significantly relaxes your body. Much like nitrous oxide, this treatment is often combined with a local anesthetic for maximum effectiveness.
Come See Us for All Your Dental Needs!
If you are looking for a stress-free visit to the dentist, look no further than Brawley Dental Clinic. Our friendly and professional staff is aptly equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology to bring you sedation treatments that will make your procedure painless. Contact us today for an appointment!