Your mouth contains a very efficient food processing system. Every time you take a bite of an apple, your teeth work together to tear, grind and crush the fruit. Each type of tooth performs an imp ...View Article
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Conscious Sedation Dentistry (Sleep Dentistry)
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is trained in oral sedation dentistry, to improve your comfort and decrease your anxiety during any dental appointment. Conscious Sedation dentistry is a modern technique used to help even the most fearful patients relax during dental treatments. It is also helpful for patients who desire to accomplish the work of many dental treatments in just one visit. Contrary to its common name of "Sleep Dentistry", you are not fully asleep. You are awake and maintain control of vital reflexes, yet you are very relaxed. Many modern medications used in oral conscious sedation also have an amnesiac effect making is so little is remembered about your appointment. Our goal is for you to be comfortable while receiving your dental treatment. Modern, safe, oral sedation techniques may be just right for you or your loved ones.
Another minimal sedation dentistry option offered at Stone Creek Dental is inhalation dentistry through the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This method is more common and has been used for many years. It is useful in helping mild to moderate anxiety dental patients. It is also commonly used for patients who gag easily, virtually eliminating the gagging making the completion of dental treatment more comfortable and achievable.
Again, our goal is for you to be comfortable while receiving your dental treatment and by being well trained in and providing these modern conscious sedation techniques, we are able to serve you better.