If you experience nerves at the mere thought of visiting the dentist, then you should discuss your options for sedation with your dentist. For sedation dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania contact us at Smile For Life.
Often the thought of going to the dentist for even routine work produces a feeling of dread. However, there is no need to fear when you are having dental work at Smile For Life because we offer both local anesthesia and laughing gas to keep you calm and feeling good during all of your dental work here with us.
Sedation dentistry is when we use sedation options, including laughing gas and local anesthesia to keep patients relaxed during anything from general dental appointments to dental implant surgery. We understand that you may suffer from a dental phobia or anxiety about your visits to us. Here at Smile For Life, we care about the well-being of our patients and want to ensure that everyone can receive high-quality dental care. Phone us today to discuss our sedation options and other ways that we can help to make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and happy to visit us for your important dental work.
Sedation dentistry will be considered for patients that experience anxiety around visiting the dentist. We will assess whether or not you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry at your consultation. Some conditions that it is important that you make your dentist aware of include cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, and respiratory issues. If you have any of these conditions, it will not necessarily prevent you from having sedation dentistry, but it is essential that you let us know. We will undergo a thorough medical history and physical assessment before administering sedation.
The safety and well-being of all our patients is our number one priority, and you will be in safe hands when you receive sedation dentistry during treatment. Laughing gas is one of the most widely used forms of sedation in dental offices and is extremely safe. Laughing gas will not put you to sleep; it is simply a gas that you inhale, which is effective at reducing anxiety.
Local anesthesia is also extremely safe and effective at numbing the area around the tooth that is being worked on. It will be injected into the gum after your gum has had numbing gel applied to it, and most people do not even feel the needle. The effects will wear off after a few hours.
During your consultation, we will talk to you about what you can expect during sedation dentistry and any side effects that you may experience afterward. After a local anesthetic, you can expect it to take a few hours for the numbness to disappear completely. During this time, you might find it difficult to eat and speak, and you should take care not to bite your gums or lips accidentally. The effects of laughing gas usually disappear within five to ten minutes with a very low risk of lasting side effects.
Make an appointment with us here at Smile For Life for sedation dentistry in Philadelphia. Our team prides ourselves on providing high-quality dental work to the whole community and keeping our patients relaxed and comfortable. Call our team today at (215) 515-4797.