Sedation Dentist in Leland, NC
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We know that some people suffer through dental problems to avoid a trip to the dentist out of anxiety or fear of pain. Does this common condition describe you or a family member? If so, don’t worry – our compassionate sedation dentist in Leland, NC, and our expert team have several solutions just for you.
Sedation Dentistry Can Help
Sedation dentistry is a light form of conscious sedation which means you’re never “put under”, as is the case with General Anesthesia, used in hospitals for operations. Whether undergoing Oral sedation by taking one or two pills before your procedure, or IV sedation during your treatment, sedation allows you to complete your dental procedures in a relaxed and comfortable state. Both you and our team are still able to interact with one another to ensure the procedure is carried out as safely and efficiently as possible. Typically, most patients have very little memory of the procedure, which is a huge benefit for those with higher levels of anxiety related to dentistry. This is especially helpful with local anesthetic injections as well as other potentially unpleasant sights, sounds, and smells commonly associated with dental treatment.
You will be taken care of by a well-trained, expert team containing BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certifications, and who have your best interest and safety in mind at all times.
What Sedation Dentistry Types Are Available?
IV Sedation – A predictable sedation option that can be used for mild, moderate, or severe dental anxiety. It is a good choice for patients who want to get multiple treatments done to minimize the number of dental appointments. IV medications can be fine-tuned to each patient, improving the effectiveness of the sedation experience.
Oral Sedation – For mild to moderate dental anxiety without an IV. Oral sedation may appear as simple as taking one or two pills but is monitored and treated as thoroughly as IV sedation. One significant drawback to oral sedation is that, unlike IV sedation, you cannot fine-tune the level of sedation. Therefore, patient experiences can vary depending on metabolism, age, and medical history. For both oral and IV sedation, although conscious, it is not uncommon for patients to comfortably drift in and out of sleep during the procedure.
Contact Us to Find Out More About our Sedation Dentist in Leland, NC
Patients tell us they appreciate all the extra steps our caring dental team takes to ensure they are anxiety-free during their appointment. If you are ready to experience our top-notch dental care, schedule your Comprehensive New Patient Exam by calling 910-762-0958 or by clicking here to use our online scheduling form. Your exam includes an oral cancer screening, a periodontal exam, a tooth-by-tooth exam, an aesthetic consultation, and a TMJ and bite pattern exam.
We look forward to helping you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!
As one of the premier dental practices in Wilmington, NC, our doctors and staff at Atlantic Dental Group also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Leland, Brunswick, and Wrightsville Beach & Carolina Beach, NC, and surrounding areas.