Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Does sitting in the chair make you nervous or uncomfortable? If so, you are not alone.
Thanks to sedation dentistry, Drs. David and Joseph Sutton can make your next dental visit a positive and anxiety-free experience.
Learn how sedation methods allow patients in Newport, Morristown, and Sevierville, TN, get the dentistry treatments they need...
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to different methods used to induce a deep state of relaxation. It's different from the use of local anesthetic to minimize pain. With sedation dentistry, patients feel extremely calm, but are free from sensations of fear and anxiety.
Though some people call it "sleep dentistry," the truth is that individuals are typically awake during sedation.
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Whether you need a checkup, impressions, x-rays, or cosmetic dentistry, sedation can make the process much safer and easier. Countless patients in Newport, Morristown, and Sevierville, TN, have been able to get the dental treatment they've needed thanks to the use of sedation.
Drs. David and Joseph Sutton always put your wellbeing first. As patient-centered general and cosmetic dentists, they will work to ensure you feel welcome from the moment you enter the door. We want to build a community of healthy, beautiful smiles.
For more information about sedation dentistry and how it can help you, contact our office online. You can also reach us by phone.
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Multiple Sedation Options Available We offer two different types of dental sedation: nitrous oxide and oral sedatives. Both options are effective and can help you achieve your dental health goals.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used at many dental practices. The gas is odorless and colorless. The process is so safe and mild that nitrous oxide can be safely administered to children who feel anxious during dental visits.
Thanks to laughing gas, individuals can reach a relaxed state without needles or shots.
Administering Nitrous Oxide
The sedative is administered at our dental facility while individuals are laying back in the dentist's chair. Using a mask that fits over the nose and mouth, patients will inhale a steady, controlled flow of nitrous oxide gas until they have reached a tranquil state.
When enough gas has been inhaled, we can then proceed with the dentistry procedure. Patients can rest easy while we do the rest of the work.
If an individual needs a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide, we may recommend oral sedation. This sedation method uses prescription sedative drugs.
Though patients will be conscious, the sedatives can bring them to a much deeper level of relaxation.
Administering Oral Sedatives
Oral sedatives come in pill or liquid form. The process requires patients to take their sedative drugs before they come to our dental facility. It is crucial that the directions are followed to the letter since dosage and timing matters.
After taking the medication, the patient is driven or accompanied to the office by a loved one. By the time their visit begins, the sedative will have taken effect, achieving that deeper level of relaxation. The general or cosmetic dentistry procedure can go on as planned.
Weighing Your Options Which Sedation Method Is Right for Me?
Both of our sedation options are effective, but one may be better for your dental health needs. During your consultation, we can go over the dental work required and discuss why one sedation method may be more ideal for your situation.
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Sedation Dentistry Cost How Much Will I Pay?
The cost of sedation dentistry itself can range from $300 to $500. The final cost of the completed dental procedure will depend on the sedation method used, the treatment performed, and other factors. We can go over payment and financing options during your visit.