Dental Sedation Services in Spring Lake, NC
Our sedation services are designed to help our patients feel much more comfortable and relaxed during their dental treatments. Whether you have a minor procedure or some lengthy dental work coming up, our team at Spring Lake Oral Surgery can help you find the perfect sedation option to help you have the most pleasant experience possible. Contact our office to learn more about our sedation options today!
Local anesthesia is frequently administered before restorative dental services to numb certain areas of the mouth. If a patient is not interested in utilizing dental sedation during their visit, local anesthetic is still highly recommended for advanced restorative treatments to make the procedure much more comfortable for the patient. Local anesthesia is administered through a small needle that is injected into the gums near the area that needs to be numbed. You may feel a quick pinch, but then the rest of your treatment should be relatively painless.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Patients who choose oral conscious sedation will be prescribed an oral medication prior to their treatment. We also provide detailed instructions for the exact time to take the medication so that it takes effect at the right time, as well as post-op instructions. Oral conscious sedation puts patients into a much more relaxed state where they are less aware of what’s happening around them, time seems to move faster, and their reflexes are slowed. Patients who choose this service will need to have someone wait in the lobby during their treatment and drive them home afterward.
IV sedation can work well for patients who are undergoing minor procedures as well as more advanced dental treatments. This is because the amount of sedative that is administered can be increased or decreased depending on what the patient needs. IV sedation also works very fast, since the sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream, which means the patient can be put into a calmer state quickly. Our IV treatments are always monitored by an experienced clinician who is focused on ensuring that the patient’s sedation treatment is safe and effective.
General anesthesia can be used to render patients unconscious for the duration of their treatment. This can be especially helpful for children, patients with special needs, or patients who otherwise have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. Patients who undergo general anesthesia will not be able to hear or respond to questions, and they will have little to no memory of their visit. If you believe general anesthesia may be the right choice for you, our team will review your medical history, current health status, and treatment plan to help decide if it will be a safe and productive choice.