Sedation. The Wayside Way.
Imagine being able to get rid of your tooth pain without remembering it? Now you can!
Are you terrified to visit the dentist? Have you been putting off your dental treatment for years because you are too nervous to get the work done or have had a bad experience in the past?
You are not alone!
We see so many patients that do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. It's okay, we are here to help you. Without judgement.
Dr. Nekky Jamal and his team have literally dedicated their lives to helping you. Yes, YOU! We can provide you with medication in a safe, monitored, well-controlled environment to calm your anxiety and in most instances, allow you to fall asleep. The best part is, due to the medication, you will not remember most of the appointment!
We have have helped thousands of nervous patients, just like you, through Sedation Dentistry. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards. Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.
Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver who will take you home from your appointment and stay with you for a short period of time. Due to the effects of sedatives administered, you are not allowed to drive home on your own after your sedation appointment.
Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
Anxiety is alleviated.
Few side effects.
More can be accomplished during each visit.
Procedures seem to take less time.
No memory of the appointment
What kinds of sedatives are available?
The most popular types of dental sedatives are Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild and moderate) can be utilized depending on individual needs. Before administering any sedative, the we assess your full medical history, current medications you are taking and discuss any concerns with your family doctor.
Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative. It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt. There are few side effects associated with nitrous oxide, and it has been safely used in dentistry for many years. We mainly offer Nitrous Oxide to children who are nervous for their dental treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation is an excellent choice for patients who want to 'take the edge off' the procedure. Oral medication is provided prior to your dental treatment in our office to induce a mild-moderate state of sedation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means that a lot of patients a lot the patients do not fully remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure. Essentially, Oral Sedation allows you to relax more prior to your Dentist assessing and treating your dental concerns.
Intravenous sedation is a moderate type of sedation and the most requested type of sedation offered. Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation often report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure. It is administered via an IV into the bloodstream, which means the effects are immediate. IV Sedation is the most popular form of Sedation that we offer. Through the use of IV Sedation, many patients report that their appointment time feels incredibly fast and they do not remember most of the appointment at all!
You no longer have to suffer in pain from your toothache due to your dental anxiety. Let us help you!
If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our office. We look forward to helping you!