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Patients Often Feel Dental Anxiety, We Can Help.

If dental fear or anxiety has been holding you back from getting the treatment you need, talk to us about sedation dentistry options. Our practice features intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and general anesthesia for our patients who are undergoing more complex procedures, or those who have serious dental anxiety. Dental anesthesia allows dental professionals to address a variety of ailments while keeping the patient calm and relaxed.

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How Does the Sedation Dentistry Process Work?

The type of sedation recommended by your dental anesthesiologist varies depending on several factors such as the type of treatment you are receiving, your level of anxiety, and your overall health. These options can be discussed during your consultation and all our patients are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the sedation dentistry process. Dental anesthesia is necessary for oral surgeries that require an extended period and the patient to remain as still as possible.

Our Options for Anxiety-Free Treatment

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IV Sedation

Conscious IV sedation involves administering anesthesia through an IV to reduce anxiety and induce a state of relaxation. Most patients feel like they are in a dream state when the anesthesia is circulating through the body but remain awake, but some do fall asleep. This type of sedation dentistry is often necessary when patients are undergoing more complex procedures, such as dental implants or wisdom teeth removal. Our dentist understands that some patients have a high level of fear or anxiety, and procedures can be overwhelming or uncomfortable, which is why we offer IV sedation as a convenient solution for many patients. Patients often experience a deeper level of sedation within a few seconds, and often recover quickly.
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Oral Sedation

To induce oral sedation, your dentist will provide you a sedative that will be taken orally and provide a relaxing, groggy state. Some patients find themselves able to still communicate with their dentist while sedated, but it is not uncommon to fall asleep and awake with little to no memory of the procedure. Many dentists this form of sedation dentistry to be the easiest to administer and patients find it to be the least invasive.
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General Anesthesia

Used for the most complex, invasive dental procedures such as full mouth dental implant placement, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you totally unconscious. Only specially trained practitioners like the ones we have on staff here at Shin Huh, DMD, PC can provide this level of dental anesthesia.

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Nitrous Oxide

You inhale nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) through a mask prior to your treatment. You’ll stay alert but relaxed throughout your procedure, and the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once your mask is removed. This is often one of the most well-known forms of sedation dentistry methods amongst patients.

Don’t Wait to Address Your Oral Health.

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