Dr. Sam W. S. Lee and associates team offer sedation dentistry in Orleans. If you are putting off dental work because you fear the pain or discomfort, sedation dentistry might be the right solution for you. The procedure is quite simple and it involves simple administration of sedative drugs via an oral route to facilitate the service. Leave your fear at the door as we administer nitrous oxide to help you relax throughout your treatment. Whether it is your first dental appointment or you’re anxious about every dental session, we can help.
Oral Conscious Sedation
To relieve the very real and often debilitating anxiety associated with dental phobia, Dr. Sam W. S. Lee and associates team offers oral conscious sedation, known as sedation dentistry. Patients who feel stressed about dental procedures will benefit from conscious sedation.
Nitrous Oxide and How Does It Work?
Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its pain blocking and reducing effects. It is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it. The administration of nitrous oxide is used to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. The gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) is inhaled through a face mask. The amount of gas that you receive is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide decrease once the mask is removed, such that if the gas is the only anaesthesia that you receive, you will very likely be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
Relax in the Dentist’s Chair
Normal dental fear may lead minor tooth issues to become major oral health issues at a later stage. With sedation, we have a remedy for all your dental fears. From an extensive invasive procedure to simple tooth cleaning, sedation dentistry can be used for everything. Depending on the level of your fear, we’ll determine whether you need minimal, moderate or deep sedation. Patients who choose mild sedation have a specific reason to choose it, such as:
Extra sensitive teeth
Difficulty getting numb
Do not tolerate needles and shots
Past traumatic experience
Based on your present condition, our compassionate dentists will recommend the best sedation alternative for you. Contact us now to learn more about our sedation dentistry.