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Why Sedation Dentistry Could Be Right For You

November 25, 2021
Posted By: Smile Station
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Are you feeling a bit anxious before an upcoming dental appointment? Do you have concerns about pain during a procedure? These feelings and concerns come up quite a bit with our patients, especially around specific procedures. Don’t worry, though! Dr. Scott Bridges can help you manage any feelings of uneasiness or uncertainty with our sedation dentistry options

What Is Sedation Dentistry in Paducah, KY?

To deliver the most relaxing experience possible to our patients in Paducah, Reidland, Benton, Lone Oak, Mayfield, and Heath, we rely on a few highly effective sedation dentistry methods:

Oral Conscious Sedation

A reasonably simple option; we may prescribe a simple pill that our patients can take before their procedure. Some details may feel a bit “fuzzy” afterward but don’t worry! This method helps our patients feel more carefree and drowsy throughout visits to our dental office when they feel anxious or stressed beforehand.

Nitrous Oxide Gas

This method helps our patients relax by using a mask that fits over the nose. Instead of taking a pill, this method works quickly and helps our patients feel lighter, euphoric, and may potentially induce some giggles. 

IV Sedation

Our patients have the option of entering a more relaxed state through an IV. Using an IV, we can achieve a high level of relaxation for our patients and get them back on their feet and out the door quickly after a procedure!

When Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry?

While not every situation requires sedation, some standard procedures that rely on the help of sedation dentistry include:

  • Emergency dental care
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals
  • Other potentially invasive procedures

For Sedation Dentistry, Contact Your Paducah, KY Dentist Today

If you have questions about your next procedure and sedation dentistry, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We are more than happy to discuss how to help you stay calm and relaxed with us at Smile Station Family Dentistry.

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