Our leader, Dr. Cuevas, has been practicing dentistry for longer than three decades now, which is more than enough time to know that every patient is unique and brings his or her own distinct set of questions and concerns along with them each time they pass through our welcoming doors. What’s more, at our Fairfield, CT area dentist’s office, we have seen time and time again how dental sedation, in particular, has helped in a significant way when it comes to helping folks relax and let go of their fears or anxiety. That said, the dental sedation techniques we employ also allow for other advantages that may be of interest to you as you plan for your next dental procedure at Fairfield Smiles By Design. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and request an appointment by calling 203-254-0545 today.
Is visiting the dentist a touchy situation with you? Are you aware of everything that is going on around you during a dental procedure? Perhaps you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments. If any of that sounds like you, dental sedation can help!
Time Passes Quickly
Time perception is an interesting thing, but we can attest that dental sedation tends to make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a lot faster. Plus, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure, which is appealing to a lot of our patients.
Fewer Visits Equals Fewer Hassles
There’s normally a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip. However, with the help of sedation, you can get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money in the end. Who doesn’t like that?!
A Way Around Your Gag Reflex
Some patients just don’t like the idea of weird dental tools and strange hands going into their mouths, and this can cause a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our plans for treatment. The nice thing about sedation is that your gag reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we need to do for your smile.
Less Fidgeting In The Chair
It isn’t only children that have trouble with fidgeting in the dentist’s chair. But even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they deserve. Sometimes folks with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance.
Your Dental Sedation Options
We are qualified to offer multiple kinds of dental sedation, so you can achieve the level of relaxation dentistry that is appropriate for your stress level and the treatment you’ll receive.
Here’s the rundown:
Laughing gas, or inhaled sedation, is a minor sedative that leaves you relaxed but fully awake. It is commonly used by patients of all ages at our practice.
An anesthesiologist can administer IV sedation, which is a powerful and instantaneous method. It gets you somewhere close to sleep but you will still be able to respond to our questions and instructions.
With Twilight Sleep sedation, we will prescribe a medication for you to take about an hour before your appointment. Once here, you’ll begin to relax in a twilight sleep state while we work. You won’t remember much about your visit when it is over. Just be sure to line up a ride home.
Experience Relaxation Dentistry For Yourself!
We hope that this information has been helpful. To schedule your next visit with dental sedation, call Fairfield Smiles By Design at 203-254-0545 or request an easy appointment in Fairfield, CT any time online.