With recent advancements in the world of dental care, there is so much more that can be done to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Yet, so many people continue to avoid going to the dentist out of their fear of having dental treatments completed. If you happen to be someone who avoids going to the dentist out of fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry can help you get the dental care you need while free of anxiety and pain.
Sedation dentistry uses pharmacological agents to relax and calm patients who suffer from extreme anxiety with dental care. These sedatives are utilized to help depress the central nervous system and suppress conscious awareness. At Gilling Dental, we only use sedation dentistry when it is absolutely needed, and we are trained and certified to administer the sedatives.
We use nitrous oxide and other in-office sedatives to help calm our patients when necessary to ensure their dental treatment will be successful. Sedatives are generally swallowed, inhaled, or injected and take effect quickly. Patients who receive sedation dentistry will feel calm and at easy while the treatment is being performed. Once the sedative has worn off, patients can enjoy the fact that their dental treatment was completed safely and painlessly.
At Gilling Dental, we always weigh the pros and cons of using sedation dentistry to ensure it is only used for the right situations. Before using any sedative, we will review the patient's complete health history and review any medications they are currently taking. Should sedation dentistry be unsafe for the patient, we will inform them and look for other alternatives.
If you do receive a sedative, please be aware that someone else should drive you to and from your appointment as most sedatives take time to wear off.
The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation is the leading authority on training and certification of sedation dentistry. Gilling Dental is proud to be DOCS certified and fully knowledgeable in the latest sedation dentistry techniques.
The Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board requires dentists to complete at least 18 hours of instructive classroom training, as well as observe 20 clinical patient experiences and then obtain a permit before administering oral conscious sedation to our patients. The DOCS Education oral sedation dentistry course is fully board approved.
If you decide to undergo sedation dentistry, you need to have it administered by a dental team that knows what they're doing. At Gilling Dental in Marion, WI, we always practice proper and careful administration of sedatives. You can trust our staff to get the job done safely and painlessly.
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