Dental Sedation Options in Sebring, FL
Relax, Dr. Kirsch Has Solutions
At Heartland Periodontics, we understand that visiting the dentist may not be your favorite activity, but it’s essential for maintaining an attractive smile and healthy mouth. For some patients, going to the dentist is an anxiety-inducing experience, which they’ll do just about anything to avoid.
Fortunately, Dr. Kirsch offers a few sedation options to make any procedure stress-free and relaxing.
Types of Sedation
Dr. Kirsch is fully qualified to administer different types of sedation to suit each patient’s unique needs. The sedation we use varies depending on the extensiveness of the procedure and the patient’s anxiety level. We offer the following two sedation options: Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Oral Sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a common form of sedation and is excellent for patients who want to enjoy a stress-free procedure without losing full consciousness.
Nitrous oxide sedation involves Dr. Kirsch or a member of our team placing a mask over your nose which allows you to breathe a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This mixed gas will help you relax, and Dr. Kirsch can easily control how much sedation we administer. Typically, the gas tends to last for about an hour, so you may be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Patients who are more anxious about their procedure may need something stronger than nitrous oxide. In these situations, oral sedation might be ideal.
Oral sedation is simple, merely take a pill an hour before the procedure. This pill will help you calm down and make you drowsy, but you’ll still be conscious. This form of sedation makes a significant difference in patients who are anxious about visiting Heartland Periodontics.
Who Can Benefit?
Speak with Dr. Kirsch if you’re interested in either form of dental sedation. He’ll review your case and discuss the benefits.
Patients commonly choose sedation for the following reasons:
- An inability to sit still in the dentist’s chair
- A gag reflex makes receiving dental care difficult
- A real fear or anxiety prevents them from going to the dentist
- A low pain threshold
- Sensitive teeth
- When a patient requires a large amount of dental work