Individuals often put off making an appointment with a dentist because they associate a dental visit with pain and discomfort. As a result, people with cavities and missing or chipped teeth do not get the treatment that they need, thus the health of the teeth continue to deteriorate further causing more serious and costly dental problems. However, a visit to a dental professional does not have to be stressful. Patients who have a fear of getting dental treatment can get fast acting drugs from sedation dentists, like the South Charlotte dentists provide at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, to make their experience more relaxing and pain free.
There are different amounts of sedation that patients can have. The type of sedative drugs that our South Charlotte sedation dentists recommend will depend on the patient's anxiety level before receiving dental work and the type of procedure that the client needs. Painless dentistry services may use minimal or moderate amounts of sedation. With minimal amounts of sedation patients are awake during their procedure. However, the clients have lower levels of anxiety making the dental work easier to complete. With moderate amounts of sedation, patients may become unconscious for a period of time. This allows sedation dentists to perform their work without interference while the patients rest comfortably.
Modern painless dentistry services have adopted innovative approaches over the years to administer oral sedatives. The sedatives can be administered without needles which makes patients who have anxiety more comfortable about sedation. Modern drugs that are used by our South Charlotte sedation dentists, Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix, have also been proven to be safe over the years. These medications have been used for numerous years and dentists have been able to reverse any adverse reactions that patients have had with them. While the sedatives work well at easing clients stress during dental procedures, they wear off in only two to three hours. As a result, patients are able to resume their normal daily tasks after the dental work is completed. Sedation dentists are also able to work on several procedures at once when their clients are sedated making their visits more productive.
The whole family can be taken care of with painless dentistry services. Adults, children and seniors can visit the dentist and receive safe amounts of sedatives that are effective at reducing their fears and anxiety. Fillings, crowns, tooth expulsion and implants can be performed to patients of all ages without discomfort. Get in touch with Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney's dental office to discuss your needs and options for sedatives.