Terrified of or anxious about having dental treatment? If you or someone you know suffer from one of the following, then sedation dentistry might be the solution! We are aware of the anxiety many people suffer before and during treatment. Therefore, we ensure our treatments are conducted in the most comfortable environment possible
General Anesthesia (GA)
Medically speaking, general anesthesia is an induced state of unconsciousness. In practical terms, the patient is asleep and unable to respond to touch or voices. It is most often recommended for complex procedures where it is more difficult for patients to tolerate the treatment required to restore their oral health. For example, if a toddler was suffering from severe early childhood caries and required multiple root canals and crowns, the parents might agree that general anesthesia was the most comfortable and safest way to complete treatment.
Sometimes your dentist needs to numb a part of your mouth. He or she injects medicine into your gum or inner cheek. This medicine is called local anesthesia. If you need local anesthesia in order to have your dental treatment done, your dentist will dry part of your mouth with air or cotton. Our dentist will then swab the area with a gel to numb the skin.Then, your dentist will slowly inject the local anesthetic. Most people don't feel the needle. Instead, the sting they feel is caused by the anesthetic moving into the tissue.
You remain conscious during conscious IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation, and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on the drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly, and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.
Please call us to let us know if you fear or have dental anxiety, we can help you and ensure you have a great dental experience. Denton Oak Dentistry, is located at 4920 Teasley Ln
Denton, TX 76210. Call us today at (940) 566-1066!