Undergoing complex dental procedures like dental implants can cause anxiety. Luckily, your dentist in Kenosha, WI can help you overcome your fears with various sedation dentistry options suited to your personal needs. Learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help you relax in the dentist’s chair with Dr. Mario Maritato at Maritato Dental.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry helps patients relax in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients get through their dental procedures without anxiety or fears. Dentists administer sedation via oral tablets, inhalation, intravenously or through general anesthesia. The type and strength of the sedation varies patient to patient and depends on their level of anxiety and the amount of dental work required.
How does sedation dentistry work?
Sedation dentistry has four main types:
- Mild Sedation: Mild sedation keeps patients awake and alert, but helps them relax. Often referred to as “laughing gas”, dentists administer mild sedation via inhalation and patients can drive themselves home after their procedure.
- Moderate Sedation: Moderate sedation, normally administered via inhalation or oral tablets, relaxes the patient more than mild sedation and may cause some slurring of words or memory loss of the procedure.
- Deep Sedation: Dentists often use oral tablets or intravenous methods to administer deep sedation. The patient will probably drift off to sleep and not remember most of their procedure.
General Anesthesia: General anesthesia causes full loss of consciousness and requires time for the medication to wear off before the patient can return home.
Sedation Dentistry and Dental Implants in Kenosha, WI
If you feel as though you could benefit from sedation dentistry, you should consult with your dentist. Especially beneficial to those patients who have serious dental anxiety or whose fears of the dentist keep them from coming to their normal appointments, sedation dentistry can help you keep up with your oral health without sacrificing your mental state of mind.
For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can help you through your dental implant procedure, please contact Dr. Maritato at Maritato Dental in Kenosha, WI. Call (262) 657-0504 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Maritato today!