Relax while we work
It is not uncommon to feel anxiety when going to the dentist. Whether you had a bad experience with a dentist in the past or you have always had dental phobia, you don’t have to suffer. My New Smile Dental of Nashville, Tennessee, can help, by offering you sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Our dentist offers patients several different types of sedation dentistry, depending on their needs. Each type of sedative is delivered to the patient differently, and each renders a different result. Very basically speaking, the sedatives we provide at our dentist office in Nashville, Tennessee, provide varying levels of sedation, from temporary calming effects to complete loss of consciousness.
Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?
Many people can tolerate dental work — including anesthesia delivered via a needle in the gums — without major anxiety or discomfort. However, not everyone can. The most serious consequence of this problem is that anxious patients sometimes choose to avoid going to the dentist office, thereby not receiving the dental care they need. This can lead to dental problems including pain, cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and even tooth loss.
If your fear of the dentist is preventing you from getting the care you need, come to our dental clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. We’ll provide the level of sedation you need to be comfortable.
What Types of Sedation Dentistry Are Available?
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): Nitrous oxide is simple to administer — patients inhale this gas through a tube. It has a sweet smell to it, and it causes you to feel very relaxed throughout your procedure. It’s a popular method of sedation dentistry among patients because as soon as the gas is removed, you can walk around, drive, go back to work — do whatever you like.
- Oral conscious sedation (oral medication): This type of sedation dentistry is a pill your dentist gives you before your treatment. It may be Valium or another type of anti-anxiety medication. Oral conscious sedation medications can be mixed with nitrous oxide to get a deeper effect. When you get this type of sedation dentistry, you will need someone to drive you home after,.
- IV sedation: IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation dentistry. Depending on your procedure, you may be put in what is known as “twilight sleep,” where you are heavily sedated but still conscious. For some procedures, you may be fully unconscious. This type of sedative takes time to wear off, so you will also need a ride home from our dentist office if you have IV sedation.
Sedation Dental Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee
Not every dental clinic offers all three types of dental sedation. We do at our dentist office because we perform a wide variety of procedures, and we want to ensure the comfort of our patients.
Don’t let fear or anxiety hold you back from getting the dental care you deserve. Come to our dental clinic and receive sedation dentistry and expert, compassionate care from our dentist.
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My New Smile Dental
4003 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville TN 37209
Tel: (615) 266-5000
Fax: (615) 678-7520
Monday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm