Sedation Dentistry

Don’t like going to the dentist? Relax while you are having your treatment!

If the thought of going to the dentist causes you anxiety and stress, then sedation dentistry at Abbey Dental is your solution.  At Abbey Dental, our dentists and staff understand the phobias people may experience when having to go to the dentist.   In fact, there are many people who experience this same phobia, so you are not alone.  Our Abbey Dental dentists can use sedation dentistry to help alleviate some of your fears so you can relax and be worry free while receiving your dental services.  Since 1999, Abbey Dental has been known for providing quality dental care in the Las Vegas area and we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional restorative and cosmetic dental services.  For your convenience, Abbey Dental offers same day appointments.  Our friendly staff is here to answer any of your questions.  Contact us today to schedule your appointment and become a part of our family of 145,000 satisfied patients.

About Sedation Dentistry

What is the procedure?

Sedation dentistry is used to help patients relax while they are having treatment. Medication can be used but you usually remain awake, unless you opt for IV conscious sedation which is like “twilight sleep”.

Your dentist will discuss the sedation options with you so that you can choose the one you prefer and which he feels is best suited to your circumstances:

Oral sedation – you will feel relaxed but will not be asleep.
IV conscious sedation – you will feel more relaxed with “twilight sleep” and you may not remember having the procedure.

Your dental surgeon will choose from a choice of sedation methods:

Minimal inhaled sedation – you will be asked to breathe ‘laughing gas’ (nitrous oxide) mixed with oxygen via a mask. You will feel relaxed throughout the procedure and as this is not a heavy sedative, you can drive afterwards.
Oral sedation – your dentist can decide on how much of this to use; for a minimal effect, you will just take a pill called Halcion, or similar. Like taking Valium, you will be drowsy and relaxed. Larger doses will make you more sedated and you may even fall asleep during treatment.
IV conscious sedation – this is administered through a vein and your dentist will decide on how much sedation you need.

As well as being sedated, your dentist will still apply a local anaesthetic into your gum so that you will not feel any pain whilst he works on your teeth.

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What are the benefits?

Being sedated while you have dental work completed brings with it many benefits. Your anxiety will be relieved, you will be less aware or totally unaware of the procedure being carried out and your fear will be a thing of the past.

Who should consider this procedure?

If the thought of dental treatment fills you with dread, then sedation dentistry is well worth considering. Whether you have a phobia or something less, by allowing your dentist to sedate you, dental treatment can be carried out quickly and efficiently. Talk to our dentist about sedation dentistry if you have problems with any of the following:

  • A fear of dentists
  • Low pain threshold
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • A gag reflex that causes problems during treatment
  • Need to have a vast amount of work carried out

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