Sleep Through Dental Visits With Sedation Dentistry
Have you been postponing dental work? You may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from dental anxiety. Between 9% and 20% (WebMD) of us will avoid dental visits entirely because of it. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax completely and get the treatment you need. Drs. Lawrence and Kyle Duffy provide general anesthesia, basically induced sleep, as an option. This type of sedation dentistry is often helpful in the following circumstances:
- Complex or extensive dental treatments
- Extreme fear of dentistry, needles, etc.
- Severe gag reflex
- Patients who are unable to cooperate and/or have special needs
The Difference Between General Anesthesia and IV Sedation
You may be aware of IV conscious sedation. It is often used in wisdom teeth removal. Administered intravenously, drugs keep you calm and relaxed. However, you are able to hear and follow instruction. General anesthesia, on the other hand, offers a deep relaxation, similar to sleep. With this method, sedation drugs are inhaled, allowing you to quickly go under so you can be free of pain and anxiety. Our office and technology are state-of-the-art and our staff is trained and experienced with general anesthesia. We offer:
- Anesthesiologists on site who are medical doctors
- Fully equipped anesthesia/surgical suite
- Secure, comfortable recovery room with audio and video surveillance
Special Needs Patients Require Experienced, Compassionate Dentists
General anesthesia is an attractive alternative for children and adults with special needs. When conditions, such as autism or Alzheimer’s, are keeping your loved one from getting necessary dental treatment, sedation dentistry may be the solution. Our doctors and staff have the skill, experience, and compassion you are looking for in a dental team.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or have special needs, schedule a consultation for sedation dentistry with Drs. Lawrence and Kyle Duffy. Our doctors can use general anesthesia and IV sedation to ensure you get a beautiful, healthy smile without anxiety.