Relax With Your Freedom, WI Sedation Dentist
Sedation Dentistry offers anxiety-free dental procedures as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. It means something even more important: a comfortable experience - often with no recollection of the time passed. We often hear from patients who express their gratitude and delight in their first ever visit to the dentist without fear.
All of the amazing advances in dentistry can’t do a thing for you if you don’t go to the dentist. Dr. Bob realizes that there are a lot of legitimate reasons why many people stay away from the dentist. It’s been estimated that almost half of the population has some kind of dental fear, from people who feel a little uncomfortable, to those who are so terrified they can’t set foot in a dental office. Whether it’s fear or something else that’s keeping you away, today’s dentistry gives Dr. Bob many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment. Anesthesia can eliminate pain for most people, but sometimes that’s not enough. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients which makes for a totally comfortable dental experience.
Levels of Sedation
Dr. Bob only wants to sedate you enough to make you relaxed, and let you have a comfortable experience. That’s why he rarely uses general anesthesia, the highest level of sedation. General anesthesia is used for many medical procedures in a hospital when the goal is to have the patient completely unconscious. Dr. Bob only uses general anesthesia for patients with very special needs because they have a number of conscious sedation techniques that deliver excellent results for the vast majority of dental patients.
Nitrous Oxide sedation is a very effective way for Dr. Bob to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during a dental procedure. It is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly.
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Oral sedation is a wonderful option for patients as it allows you to be comfortably sedated through an entire dental visit using just a small pill.
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What is Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is modern dentistry that lets even the most high fear patient have a relaxing and comfortable dental visit. Since the patient is comfortable, Dr. Bob is able to accomplish the work of several appointments in just one. There are a number of conscious sedation techniques, but they all have certain things in common. While the goal of general anesthesia is for the patient to sleep, in dentistry it is much more common to use conscious sedation, where the patient is sedated and comfortable, yet still awake. When Dr. Bob uses conscious sedation, you don’t really fall asleep, even though sometimes it feels like you did. That’s because sedation feels so relaxing and peaceful that the patient doesn’t even notice the passing of time. Many of the medications used in conscious sedation have an amnesiac effect as well, leaving patients with little or no memory of their dental appointment, and further adding to the feeling that the patient was asleep.