Sedation Dentistry

Do you suffer from anxiety or outright fear in the dentist’s chair? Does that worry make you avoid the dentist altogether? Well, now you can relax. Dr. Tavoularis has various sedations techniques to ease your dental distress.

Even though there’s little risk, a few methods require your heart rate, oxygen level and blood pressure to be monitored as an extra precaution. You’re in safe hands while you’re sedated.

Sedations options available to you are:

Local anesthesia

This is a solution that numbs a small area of your mouth so your dental procedure is free of pain. Most people think of a painful shot when they think ‘local anesthetic.’ However, a topical numbing gel can be applied with a cotton squab to numb the area where the shot of heavier anesthetic will be placed. This pleasant-tasting numbing agent helps take away the agony of the shot.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, an inhalation sedative, brings one of the safest and easiest sedation techniques to nearly any procedure.  Patients from young to old may benefit from a dose obtained just by breathing in and out.

Oral sedation

Anxiety prevents up to 50% of the population from getting needed dental care.  Simple oral medications taken shortly before an appointment can take the edge off, removing the barrier to a healthier you.

Intravenous sedation

Sometimes anxiety about dental treatment keeps treatment from being completed, leading to further problems.  If nearly falling asleep during treatment and waking up at the end would make it possible, then IV sedation might work for you.

Talk with Dr. Tavoularis about your dental apprehensions and together you can discover a sedation method that will sooth your shivers. 

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