Even with modern technology making dental care gentler than ever, Sleep Dentistry of Portland understands that people may feel apprehensive about visiting a dentist.
There are many good reasons for this. Some of Sleep Dentistry of Portland’s sedation dentistry patients have had bad experiences in the past. Others have a low threshold for pain or dislike needles. Then there are those who have a strong fear that they just can’t explain.
Whatever your reason, Sleep Dentistry of Portland’s sedation dentistry methods can help. Sedation dentistry continues to gain popularity with people who would otherwise avoid a visit.
Sedation dentistry is not only for people that fear going to the dentist. Its benefits also include faster treatment and fewer visits for in-depth procedures; veneers, root canals, tooth extractions and more.
Sleep Dentistry of Portland’s sedation dentistry services can place you in a relaxed state or completely under so you’ll have little or no memory of having any dental treatment. Our sedation methods also minimize discomfort.
Caring for your teeth is a vital part of health, but we want to meet you where you’re at. Sleep Dentistry of Portland’s sedation dentistry procedure is an easy, safe, and effective way to provide all our patients with the dentistry they need to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful.
How exactly does Sedation Dentistry work?
Sedation is an option for almost all aspects of dental care, including routine cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, and other treatment provided by Sleep Dentistry of Portland.
The sedation dentistry we offer for our patients in the Portland area allows us to provide dental treatment that normally would require multiple visits to be accomplished in as few as one. Regardless of the type or sedation, our dental team will make sure you are completely comfortable before starting treatment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a free option for patients who wish to be lightly sedated. Its relaxing effects wear off quickly once treatment is finished, allowing you to drive yourself to and from your appointment. Best of all, we offer it free at our Portland location!
Minimal sedation is administered orally by taking a small pill an hour before your appointment. You will already be relaxed by the time you arrive at Sleep Dentistry of Portland.
We seat you in a comfortable chair and with a warm blanket. Depending on the individual case, we then will administer another oral sedation dose.
Moderate to Deep Sedation
Moderate to deep sedation is administered intravenously by a trained and certified dentist or anesthesiologist.
Your safety is our highest priority. One of our team members will always be with you, and you will be monitored by the same equipment that hospitals use to track vital signs.
General anesthesia also is available. This sedation most often benefits special-needs or developmentally disabled patients.
Deep sedation and general anesthesia allow us to sedate you to the point where you are unaware of the dentistry being performed.