Sedation dental treatment can be a great option for patients who suffer from dental fear or anxiety, have a strong gag reflex or sensitive teeth. Patients who have past traumatic experiences at the dentist or need multiple surgery treatments. Dr. Jessica Christy provides patients with sedation dentistry solutions at Orchard Hill Dental. Call her Hendersonville, NC dental office at (828) 247-7001, or schedule an appointment online if you think you will benefit from sedation dentistry.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
This type of dental care can offer many benefits to patients who want to feel relaxed during treatment. Sedation dentistry:
- Can provide pain-free dental care
- Allows dentists to work faster
- Reduces the gag reflex
- Can provide anxiety-relief
- Can cause anterograde amnesia (the patient doesn’t remember the surgery)
Sedation dentistry can also benefit patients with the following conditions:
- Patients with dental fear or anxiety
- Those with a poor gag reflex
- Patients with a low tolerance for pain
- Those who need multiple dental treatments in one visit
- Patients with disabilities or movement disorder
- Those who have a phobia of needles, blood, or loud noises
- Special needs patients
Sedation Dentistry Options
We offer multiple methods of sedation at Orchard Hill Dental to help patients get the treatment they need. Before treatment, Dr. Christy will discuss your options with you beforehand so you can collaborate on a decision that will work best for your particular needs. Dr. Christy and her dental team will also take your budget, goals, and overall oral health into consideration before deciding on a treatment. We offer anesthesia and IV conscious sedation to patients. Learn more below.
IV conscious sedation: This type of sedation is administered by IV directly into the bloodstream. Patients may even feel so relaxed with this type of sedation that they fall asleep. However, patients can also remain conscious during treatment but will not remember the procedure.
General anesthesia: Anesthesia is designed to allow patients to sleep during their treatment. Using this sedation method, patients do not remember anything that happens when they are unconscious. If you choose this form of sedation you will need a driver to take you to and from your appointment.