For many people, the idea of visiting a dentist can be very overwhelming. They feel anxious and worried about the pain. Regardless of the root cause of the stress response, it is important to seek dental care from a provider who understands how to keep you relaxed and comfortable. We do just that at Mercado Dental Care in Scottsdale. One of the methods we use is safe and effective sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows patients to remain calm and relaxed during dental treatments and procedures. We have has a variety of options to choose from; all are very safe.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Having several treatment options allows our Scottsdale dental team to select the most effective option for you. At Mercado Dental Care we utilize the following types of sedation dentistry:
- Laughing Gas: Nitrogen Dioxide is one of the most commonly used methods of sedation. It calms the nerves while allowing the patient to remain conscious enough to communicate with the dental team.
- Oral Sedation: This is a good option for patients who suffer from a high level of dental anxiety. Prescription medication is taken prior to the dental appointment.
- Conscious IV Sedation: This is a more aggressive approach for patients who need a high degree of sedation. You will feel very sleepy but remain awake during the procedure. You may feel like you are on the verge of sleep, but you will be conscious enough to hear us and respond to directions. Conscious IV sedation will keep you very relaxed and likely not to remember the visit.