Going to the dentist can be a very anxious or fearful situation for many people, some even delaying seeking medical attention because of this anxiety. Here at Old Town Orange Dental Group we strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our patients. Our practice offers sedation dentistry services for patients that suffer from fear of the dentist or dental treatments. There are different treatments available, depending on each patient’s needs that can help our patients relax and get the dental treatment they need.
Types of Sedation:
- Oral Sedation – the most common form of oral sedation is pills. Dr. Levitt will provide you with a pill that needs to be taken before your appointment. This type of sedation will allow you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your dental treatment and usually paired with local anesthesia to block any pain to the area being treated.
- IV Sedation – this method is applied by an anesthesiologist using an IV which injects the anesthesia into your bloodstream. This type of sedation can be used for long and complicated procedures.
- General Anesthesia – this method allows the patient to be fully under anesthesia but still be conscious and responsive, but the pain is blocked, and there is usually no memory of the treatment.
- Local Anesthesia – usually consists of a topical numbing gel or an injection to the area being treated. The gel or injection will numb and block the pain in the area where the sedative was administered and can last for a few hours.
You will discuss your situation and medical history with Dr. Levitt to determine which method of sedation is better for you and the type of treatment you will be getting. It is usually recommended that someone accompanies you to your appointment if you are going under any anesthesia to drive you back after your appointment.
If you are interested or need sedation dentistry to visit a dentist, schedule your appointment today at (714) 997-9030 to speak with our doctor about the different sedation options we have to provide you the best care possible.