Here at Campbell Dental Group we strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment so you have a great experience during your visits. We know some people may have a fear of the dentist or some of the procedures or may experience anxiety when visiting a dental office. That is why we offer sedation dentistry options to make your visits with us more relaxing! Sedation can help you remain comfortable and at ease while the doctors work hard to give you a beautiful and radiant smile! The following are the sedation options we provide for our patients here at Campbell Dental Group:
Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas. This sedation option uses gas, inhaled through a mask, to put you in a relaxed, yet responsive state during a dental procedure. Once you inhale the laughing gas you will be awake and responsive to your dentist's orders, but you will feel at ease and completely relaxed. It is not uncommon for patients to not have a memory of the procedure while under nitrous oxide sedation. The effects of the sedative can be quickly offset once the procedure is completed, and you inhale oxygen.
Local anesthesia is used in most dental procedures as a way to block the nerves of the area from feeling pain. This type of sedation can come in a gel form or as an injection. The gel is applied to the area being treated at the beginning of the procedure. Once the gel has numbed the area, your doctor can begin the treatment without you experiencing much discomfort. A sedative can also be injected into the area being treated. The injection will block the nerves, and you won't feel any pain during the procedure. Your dentist might use one or both of these methods during a procedure, depending on the type of treatment. The sedative wears off a couple of hours after the procedure is completed.
Talk to your dentist about your medical history, in order to determine which sedation option is better and safer for you and the type of procedure you will be having. We want your experience to be as relaxing and painless as possible.
If you would like more information on sedation dentistry or to speak to our team about the sedation services we provide here at Campbell Dental Group, give us a call at (404) 201-7900 or visit us at 4840 Roswell Rd NE, Building A Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342.