Fear of dental treatment is a major factor that demotivates people from visiting a dentist. The fear pushes patients to endure toothache, which in turn compromises their oral health. As a solution to this problem, dental care providers use sedation that help patients relax during dental treatment. The sedative recommended/administered to patients is based on their anxiety level. At our dental office, patient comfort comes first to us in all our dental services. We believe that active participation of patients in our dental procedures can keep them informed about dental care. Our twilight sleep dentistry has helped us relieve patients from anxiety, encouraging them take care of oral health. As a result, our patients do not hesitate to make an appointment with our dentist for their regular dental checkup. At our dental offices in Norwalk and Lakewood, patients can feel more relaxed and comfortable with our mild, moderate or deep twilight sleep sedation, while our dentist is busy treating their problem.
Sedation – What really happens?
Sedation is a step below general anesthesia. The sedative helps patients relax by depressing their central nervous system. It is called twilight sleep because patients are actually conscious during the process. Patients can react to verbal commands and physical stimulation from the dentist. The response of the senses of patients depends on the level of sedative (mild, moderate or deep) used in the process. The dentist checks the medical history of the patient and speaks to him/her about the anxiety before deciding on a particular type of sedative.
Nitrous oxide is used as a mild sedative. The gas works well in reducing the anxiety and providing a euphoric sensation. The patient can quickly recover from the sedation process. The mild sedative is inhaled and may not require any monitoring system for support.
Moderate sedation is a step above mild sedative. This process is recommended for patients who are more anxious and require a strong sedative to keep them relaxed. The dentist may recommend oral sedative. The process requires monitoring system, to check the respiration, heart rate and blood pressure level continuously.
Deep sedation is achieved for patients who do not want to remember anything about the dental procedure. Patients may be less sensitive to verbal commands and are completely relaxed. IV sedation is the most widely followed procedure to achieve deep sedation. The process is quickly reversible. Our trained professionals monitor patients during the course. Our dentist advises patients on steps that must be followed before and after the treatment. They should be escorted to our office and back home by a caretaker and should not handle any machinery for about 6 to 8 hours after the sedation process.
Is your fear of dentist preventing you from visiting a dentist? Our dental office in Norwalk CA has the solution for you. Make an appointment and meet our dentist to express your concerns. We will take care of the rest.
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