In our previous post, we talked about how sedation can offer real help to patients for a variety of reasons. Sedation dentistry has a place in almost every home in America. The trick is finding a dental office that can accommodate your needs and give you quality care at the same time.
Really Smile is the place for you. We mentioned yesterday that we are one of the only offices in the Indianapolis area to offer such a wide array of sedation options. Today, we would like to walk you through those options!
Let’s get started!
Types of Relaxation Available
Relaxation begins with a state of mind. We help our patients feel relaxed from the moment they walk in the door. We have a peaceful office and a fantastic staff that is ready to help you with whatever questions or concerns you might have!
The atmosphere will put you in a fantastic mindset, but if that’s just not quite enough, we have sedation options that will help you reach the level of relaxation you need to genuinely enjoy your appointment!
Let’s take a look at some of these sedation options!
We’ll begin with the basics. The one that just about every dentist on the planet offers: laughing gas. This simple procedure allows you breathe medication in through your nose, relax, and have your work done. After you are finished, we will remove the mask, and your head will clear almost instantly!
The next step up is oral conscious sedation. We have been referring to a prescription sedative that you can take at home before you come. This is the same. You will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.
Oral sedation allows you to be relaxed before you ever walk into the office! Once you are here, you will feel very sleepy in the chair, but we will be able to wake you easily to communicate throughout your procedure.
Another sedation option we have is known as sleep sedation. This means that you will be completely unconscious throughout the entire procedure. This is perfect for patients with extreme fear or those undergoing complete procedures!
We actually have an anesthesiologist in the office who uses hospital grade equipment to keep you safe and relaxed while we work! You can rest assured that you will have no memory of your procedure with this method.
NuCalm Drug-Free Sedation
NuCalm is a sedation option that we are very excited to offer. Very few offices are able to provide this option for their patients. It is a completely drug-free sedation option that puts you right into the relaxation you feel before you first fall asleep.
We are able to accomplish this by counteracting the adrenaline in your system, using a skin patch that will promote relaxation, noise-cancelling headphones, and a light-blocking mask. You will “wake up” after your procedure feeling like you’ve had a great rest!
By looking through this list, we hope you can see that there really is a sedation option for every patient. We understand not feeling comfortable with just one option, which is why we’ve made this so easy for you.
Contact us today to learn more about your sedation options. We would be happy to help you decide which is right for you! We hope to help you have a fantastic dental appointment very soon!