By Holland Dentistry
April 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
With advancements in dentistry, pain is almost a thing of the past with sedation dentistry. Powerful pain-killing medications, known as anesthetics, not only help you avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. At Holland Dental Care, our dentists in Paducah will work with you to determine the best sedation modality for your procedure so you can rest easy.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives, which can be administered in a variety of ways. Over the years, sedation dentistry has evolved to be even more conducive to a relaxing experience. Patients have alternatives to the traditional modalities of inhalation and IVs, such as those offering a “no needle” approach that many people find appealing.
Although some forms of sedation may raise your threshold for pain, most dental treatments may still require a local anesthetic injected in the mouth, even when sedation dentistry techniques are performed. Using a local anesthetic will temporarily block pain impulses from the affected teeth and gum tissue. The injection of the anesthetic will be injected after you have already been sedated and comfortable, so you will most likely not be bothered by or remember the sensation of having the injection.
Contact us at Holland Dental Care to learn more about sedation dentistry and our dentists in Paducah. We will work with you to make sure you receive the best treatment available.