IV Sedation Dentistry - LaGrange, GA

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IV Sedation Will Help You Conquer Dental Anxiety

According to the American Dental Association, nearly 22% of people skip dental appointments due to dental fear or anxiety. If this common issue is holding you back from scheduling essential preventive or restorative oral care, sedation dentistry may be the perfect solution. Our team never wants to see dental anxiety prevent anyone from getting the top-quality care they need and deserve. IV dental anesthesia in LaGrange, GA is the best option for more complex procedures such as full mouth dental implants and also provides soothing dental care to patients suffering from dental anxiety. Our caring, compassionate dentist Dr. Chuck Pitts will discuss dental anesthesia at your first consultation, then help you determine if nitrous oxide or IV sedation in LaGrange, GA is the better option for you. If you’re putting off dental treatment due to dental anxiety and looking for sedation anesthesia near you, look no further than Refresh Me Dental Center for gentle, fear-free dentistry!

We offer sedation dentistry services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry.

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How Does IV Sedation Work?

Conscious IV sedation dentistry involves administering an anti-anxiety drug through an IV in the hand or arm to reduce anxiety and induce a state of relaxation. The needle is connected to an IV tube that delivers the sedative directly into your bloodstream. Although IV sedation is sometimes referred to as ‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry, the sedative helps you relax and feel at peace rather than put you to sleep. While IV sedation allows you to respond to our questions, the amnesiac effects of the drug make any details of your procedure vague or completely forgotten after the sedative wears off. This is an especially good benefit for people with dental anxiety. Due to lingering side effects, somebody will need to drive you home.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a good option if you suffer from mild anxiety and are undergoing less involved procedures. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless inorganic gas that was first used as surgical and dental anesthesia in the mid-1800s. The nitrous oxide and oxygen combination is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Inhaling this mixture provides a light tingling sensation, mild lightheadedness and a general feeling of relaxation or euphoria. Once your procedure is completed, nitrous oxide is turned off and you’ll breathe in oxygen only for a few minutes. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within three to five minutes and many patients have little memory about the procedure. This type of sedation doesn’t produce any lingering side effects, so you can drive yourself home.

Neglecting Oral Health Impacts More Than Your Smile

Whether you’re avoiding going to the dentist due to dental anxiety or another reason, your smile and general health will suffer. Without proper oral care, bad bacteria in your mouth can cause tooth decay and eventual tooth loss. Plaque and bacteria that build up around your gum line can lead to gum disease, infection, periodontal pockets and periodontitis if left untreated. At this late stage, bacteria grow, spread and destroy the connective tissues and bone that support your teeth, while pockets deepen. Advanced gum disease is associated with worsening symptoms in people with diabetes, respiratory disease and heart disease. The earlier gum disease is identified and treated, the better the chance of keeping your natural teeth and maintaining your health. With dental anesthesia customized to you, there’s no reason to let a fear of dentists, bad past experiences, low pain threshold or highly sensitive teeth to stand in the way of getting the dental care you need!
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Enjoy a Stress-Free Dental Experience with Sedation Dentistry

If you’re looking for sedation dentistry near you, Refresh Me Dental Center is dedicated to providing a comfortable and enjoyable dental experience that exceeds your expectations. You and your smile will benefit from gentle care delivered by our skilled and compassionate dentist, spa-like setting and soothing sedation!

Don’t Jeopardize Your Oral Health by Delaying Treatment!

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