If you struggle with anxiety when going to the dentist, you have a child who has a hard time sitting still during dental treatment or is prone to meltdowns, sedation dentistry might be a viable option for you. There are many people today who are underinformed about sedation dentistry and believe that it is similar to deep anesthesia during surgery, however, that is simply not the case. Sedation dentistry is very safe and effective for all members of the family. Adults, as well as young children, can benefit from the calming effects of sedation dentistry in Frisco.
Fact: Sedation dentistry is safe.
During sedation dentistry, laughing gas is typically given to the patient before the procedure starts. Once the procedure is over, the gas leaves your system just as fast as it enters. During the procedure you will be constantly monitored by your dentist and other dental professionals. There is virtually no additional risk with the use of laughing gas as opposed to without. If you ever need more or less gas during the procedure, it is easily adjusted.
Fact: There are different levels of sedation dentistry.
Some patients prefer to be minimally sedated rather than be sedated to the point that you would barely remember the procedure. If that is the case, you can elect to be given just enough sedation to remain completely awake, yet relaxed. You would be conscious throughout your procedure and the laughing gas would be given to you in a very mild dose so that you would feel no pain and be relaxed. For those who need further sedation, we also provide IV sedation here at Millennium Smiles.
If you live in Frisco and wish to utilize sedation dentistry for you or your children, give Millennium Smiles a call today to schedule an appointment.