Hello and welcome to our online home. If you’ve ever had any level of dental anxiety or experienced a crippling fear of the dentist, you may already be acquainted with the sedation dentistry techniques that we have been trained and certified to administer at our Tulsa, OK dentist’s office. There isn’t anything better for putting your fears to rest so that you can come in and get all the high-quality dental care you deserve. But dental sedation is not just for the fearful. It can actually be utilized in many other situations. That’s what we want to look at in today’s post. So, keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up with the Masterpiece Smiles team to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Cobble.
Sedation Makes The Time Go Faster
It takes a lot of patience to sit through a complex dental procedure. But sedation makes the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a lot more quickly. Additionally, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure, whatever it is, which is nice.
Sedation Allows For More Work During Your Visit
Dr. Cobble has found that there’s usually a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been too much dental care for one visit. Yet, with the help of dental sedation, you can often get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money in the end, and keep you smiling!
No Gagging With Sedation
Plenty of patients have a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our treatment. The cool thing about sedation is that your gag reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we need to do.
Sedation Lets You Sit Still
We don’t expect you to meditate or anything. But mild levels of sedation can help our patients sit still long enough to get the care they expect. Sometimes folks with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance. Just let us know if you have any special needs or comfort requests before you arrive!
Sedation Ensures Numbness
While you are here, you will become comfortably numb, so to speak. And if you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, sedation can help with that too.
Here’s How Our Sedation Works
Nitrous oxide is (aka laughing gas) is something you breathe in through a small mask that is placed over your nose when we get started. The advantage of nitrous oxide is that it works as soon as you start breathing it in. When you stop, the effects go away fast. That means you should be able to drive home after a dental treatment with nitrous oxide.
Oral sedation comes through a pill that you swallow beforehand. This level of sedation dentistry will get you to a sleep-like state, while leaving you conscious. You will definitely need to arrange for a ride home with this method!
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope you have been inspired by the possibilities outlined above. Regardless of whether you have a severe case of dental anxiety, or just want a little help relaxing through multiple procedures, we can help you with dental sedation. To schedule your next dental procedure or exam in Tulsa, OK call us today at at 918-921-7980!