Get Through Procedures With Sleep Dentistry
Georgetown Sleep Dentistry understands the fear and anxiety many patients feel about dental appointments. Even routine cleanings can be a nightmare scenario for some, and resolving issues like decay and other damage can heighten the stress. We free you from the worry of dental care at our office in Georgetown with sleep dentistry. Using sedation during procedures is common for patients of any age and ensures they get the treatment they need to keep their oral health and appearance in top condition.
Sedation Options to Eliminate Fear & Anxiety
Sleep and sedation dentistry are perfectly safe for virtually any patient and let you get through a procedure without stress or worry. Georgetown Sleep Dentistry offers various forms of sedation depending on your dental needs and which one you are comfortable with. Not every procedure calls for a patient to be fully unconscious, but we still want you to be comfortable. Each option removes your fear and anxiety with little to no memory of your appointment. Read the descriptions below to learn more about the types of sedation available to dental patients.
Types of Sedation
General Anesthesia for Dental Care
General anesthesia is a state of unconsciousness produced by an anesthesiologist where the patient is completely unconscious and does not remember or feel anything during the procedure. In addition, the patient remains still and does not move. The anesthesiologist must monitor the patient continually and ensure that the patient remains safe until the patient emerges from anesthesia. Due to the complexity of this type of care, our office has special monitoring and emergency equipment to ensure patient safety. General Anesthesia is recommended to patients who have a high tolerance for IV sedation as well as extremely anxious patients or for complex oral surgery and wisdom teeth impactions.
This sedation option comes in pill form and works quickly to relax you throughout your appointment. We give you a prescription for the pill, and you take it before coming into our office. While under its influence, you won’t care about anything happening around you or remember the events that take place. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
During your appointment, we have you breathe this gas to help you relax and sit comfortably through your procedure. This gas's effects put you in a happy, altered state, and you won't feel or care about any parts of the procedure. This sedation option is also known as laughing gas because of its effect on patients. We carefully measure the amount a patient inhales to ensure they stay carefree and pain-free.
We have an anesthesiologist who handles IV sedation with exact measurements of sedative fed into your body through a vein. This method lets us control the process to put you in a dreamlike state or fully asleep. You lie still as we work on your teeth, and you have no memory of your procedure. Like oral sedation, you will need a ride to and from our office due to the sedative’s effects.
Ready to Serve the Georgetown, Communities
Georgetown Sleep Dentistry is ready to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your appointments with sleep dentistry. You can enjoy a brilliant smile without any fear or anxiety as we quickly and effectively work to resolve any dental issues.