Do you suffer from dental fears? Dental anxiety keeps many patients from visiting their dentist on a regular basis. At Frandsen Dental, our goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere for each and every patient so that they can maintain a healthy smile and reach each of their dental goals. One of the ways we help our patients is through dental sedation. With several sedation options, our patients can feel relaxed in the dental chair through routine dental check-ups as well as lengthy visits. Your dentist can recommend the best type of sedation for your upcoming visit. If you are interested in dental sedation in Utah, call our team today to find out how sedation dentistry can help you care for your smile!
Nitrous oxide, one of the most common forms of sedation, is safe for patients of all ages. By placing a mask over your nose, the sedation is administered throughout your entire visit. Within minutes of wearing the mask, you will begin to feel relaxed and at ease. You will not be bothered by sounds or smells during your visit but will be able to communicate with your dentist if needed. Once the mask is removed, the sedation will wear away quickly and you should be able to resume your normal activities following your visit.
Taken in pill form, oral sedation is typically administered prior to the start of your visit. By the time you sit in the dental chair, you should feel completely comfortable. Oral sedation is made to last for several hours, giving your dentist plenty of time to care for your smile. Following your visit, the sedation may take some time to fully wear away.
IV sedation is normally recommended for lengthier dental visits. Administered by one of our trained and qualified team members, this form of sedation is given through an IV. IV sedation allows your dentist to raise or lower your sedation levels as needed throughout your visit. IV sedation is highly effective, helping you stay calm and relaxed while your dentist treats your smile.
Local anesthesia is used to numb a specific area prior to treatment. Treatments such as fillings and root canals typically use local anesthesia. This method works by stopping nerve cells from sending pain signals to your brain. Lasting anywhere between 2-4 hours, local anesthesia usually continues to work once your appointment is complete and is very effective in helping you feel comfortable throughout treatment.