Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. They’ll tense up just thinking about an ordinary exam; the idea of a more complicated procedure, like a dental implant, can send their stress level through the roof. Sedation dentistry from Cary Family Dental can get them through it.
Dental implants are actually a rather straightforward procedure. A titanium post (the actual implant) is inserted into the jaw, where it gradually fuses with the bone. Once that happens it becomes a solid foundlation for an artificial tooth.
Placing the titanium post may be rather straightforward, but for some patients, the thought is almost unbearable. Sedation can get them through it.
We offer two types: oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
- Nitrous Oxide. Better known as laughing gas, it works quickly and wears off quickly. It’s also very effective, and has been used in dentistry for more than a century.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the procedure. The patient remains awake, but in a deep state of relaxation. They’ll need someone to escort them to and from our office.
- IV Sedation. As the name implies, this is administered through a vein in your arm. Most patients stay awake during IV sedation, but in a much deeper state of relaxation than with oral conscious sedation. An escort is required for this, too.
A dental implant from Cary Family Dental can make a huge difference in your life, and sedation dentistry can help. We do all we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Schedule an appointment with us today!