Dental sedation may be the key to a relaxing, stress-free dental care experience. Dr. Anderson offers laughing gas and oral sedation to help our patients.
At our Springfield practice, Dr. Nathan M. Anderson has been practicing gentle, compassionate dentistry for the last decade. Our team offers dental sedation to accommodate our patients’ needs and help them enjoy their time with us. Depending on your needs, Dr. Anderson may recommend laughing gas or oral sedation.
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WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives to help patients relax during dental procedures. Dental sedation can put a patient at ease and reduce feelings of pain or discomfort. While it is sometimes known as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight dentistry,” sedation does not always put patients to sleep. Sedation can be administered at different levels, putting patients in a state of calm and relaxation while they remain awake and alert.
What Types of Sedation are Used in Dentistry?
Dr. Anderson and our team are trained to safely administer laughing gas and oral sedation. These sedation methods can be combined with local anesthesia for a comfortable, pain-free dental care experience.
Nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation used in dentistry. Laughing gas is a mild breathable gas that is administered through a small mask placed on the nose. Patients on laughing gas are put in a state of ease and giddiness. The dosage of the gas received can be easily monitored and controlled throughout the procedure, making it a very safe sedation option.
Oral sedation is a type of sedation that is delivered in the form of a pill or liquid. The level of sedation varies depending on the dosage given. Patients under oral sedation remain awake but deeply calm and relaxed.
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Am I a Candidate for Dental Sedation?
Sedation is used in a variety of procedures to help make dental care more accessible to patients in need. Dental sedation is recommended for patients who experience a variety of barriers to care, such as:
- Dental anxiety
- A bad gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth or gums
- A low pain threshold
- Difficulty sitting still, relaxing, or holding their mouth open for extended periods of time
- Physical or cognitive conditions that make receiving dental care difficult, strenuous, or painful
Do You Accept Walk-ins?
Yes, we do! Our office accepts new and returning patients on a walk-in basis. We also have same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits. No matter your needs, we will do everything we can to give you the prompt, personalized care you deserve!
Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes, we accept many major insurance plans and will bill your insurance provider on your behalf. Be sure to ask a member of our friendly front desk team for more information on our insurance and payment policies. We will do everything we can to help you maximize your benefits.