What methods of dental sedation are used in Putney dental practices?

It is common for a patient to be nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist. In fact, patients of all ages may avoid scheduling a dental appointment due to an unwarranted fear. Thankfully, the team at Gentle Dental Putney offers a solution for these patients: sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is a method of dentistry that allows a patient to be relaxed and calm before and during their dental appointment. Depending on the severity of one’s anxieties, patients may enjoy oral conscious sedation or IV sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation uses oral medication to relax a patient well before their appointment. Patients are encouraged to schedule transportation to and from Gentle Dental Putney, as they are not allowed to operate a vehicle while under the influence of this medication. Patients arrive at the appointment conscious and coherent, and are able to follow instructions and perform everyday activities such as visiting the washroom or answering questions. They are relaxed and at ease during their appointment, and are taken home afterwards to rest. When they awaken, they will have no recollection of the visit but will have a healthier, more beautiful smile!

IV Sedation
When necessary, patients may receive IV sedation at the dental office. This is administered via the blood stream and it can relax a patient while they are in the dental chair. This is typically only needed in more severe cases.

Patients who visit with their dentist in Putney will discuss dental sedation at their consultation appointment. This allows the dentist to determine the level of anxiety a patient is experiencing and decide upon the best sedation method for the patient.

If you are considering a dental practice in the Putney Hills area that uses sedation as a means of comforting and calming a patient, call Gentle Dental Putney today to learn more about dental sedation methods and how they can help you achieve a more beautiful and healthy smile without the anxieties and fears!
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