Relax at the Dentist with Sedation Dentistry

dental patient who is under sedation
For those who have a difficult time relaxing at the dental office, they are not alone. There are many adults who struggle with dental anxiety, or other concerns, that make going to the dental practice almost impossible. A quality and caring dental professional will encourage dental implant patients to not skip their appointments, and instead choose to receive calming sedation dentistry. Interested in learning more about how sedation dentistry can help patients get treated with the dental implants in Mission Viejo, CA that they need? Continue reading to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help patients get treated with the dental implants that they need.

Who Benefits From Sedation Dentistry?

These are the types of dental implant patients who benefit from sedation dentistry:
  • Those who have dental anxiety or bad past dental experiences
  • For those who dislike the sounds and smells of the dental office
  • When patients have difficulty sitting still for long periods
  • Patients who need lengthy or complex dental implant procedures
  • When patients have sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex

What Types Of Sedation Dentistry Can I Have When I Am Getting Treated With Dental Implants In Mission Viejo, CA?

When people get treated with dental implants, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia are the sedation dentistry options patients can get administered before their procedure begins. Here is how each sedation dentistry option helps patients get treated with restorative dental implants.

Nitrous Oxide:

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide makes patients relaxed when they breath it in through their nose. Nitrous oxide puts patients into a euphoric and calm state that helps to ease their dental anxiety or restlessness. It is the mildest sedation dentistry option, and it does not have any aftereffects once the patient stops breathing it in.

Oral Sedation:

Taken by mouth a few hours before the dental implant appointment, oral sedation is an anti-anxiety medication that puts the patient into a very calm state. While the effects last, the patient will feel comfortable and relaxed, and they won’t be anxious about what is happening around them. Oral medication may last longer than the patient's appointment, so it’s advised that they have someone drive them home afterward.

IV Sedation:

Administered intravenously, IV sedation is highly customizable and highly effective at easing the discomforts associated with dental implant procedures. Many patients fall into a light sleep with IV sedation, although they will always be awake enough to respond to verbal commands during their procedure. If the patient has more severe anxiety, or does not want to remember their appointment, then IV sedation is ideal for them.

General Anesthesia:

Administered for highly complex dental surgeries, and those with dental phobia, general anesthesia is medically controlled unconsciousness. Oftentimes, patients needing this sedation dentistry option are administered with it in a hospital setting. An anesthesiologist will be monitoring the patient’s vitals during their dental implant procedure. They will need someone to drive them home and a few days of rest to fully recover from their treatment.

Which Types Of Dental Implants In Mission Viejo, CA Can I Get treated With, After I Am Administered Sedation Dentistry?

The types of dental implants patients can be treated with, after sedation dentistry has been administered to them, are single dental implants, implant supported dentures, and full mouth dental implants. The following explains how each type of dental implant option replaces a patient’s missing tooth or teeth.

Single Dental Implant:

A single dental implant is made to replace a single missing tooth. The single dental implant has one dental implant post, abutment, and tooth crown. A single dental implant will restore the patients smile and prevent their remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Implant Supported Denture:

For those who have missing teeth, or are no longer interested in wearing traditional dentures, then they should get treated with implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures use two or more dental implants to support a denture. With implant supported dentures, patients will have a more comfortable and stable new smile.

Full Mouth Dental Implants:

When people have a full arch of missing teeth, they can get those teeth replaced with full mouth dental implants. During a full mouth dental implant procedure, four or more dental implants will be used to support a full arch prosthesis. With full mouth dental implants, patients will be able to maintain a normal diet, speak clearly, and smile confidently for years to come. For their dental implant procedures, patients can be administered with one or more sedation dentistry options.

See Us Now So We Can Comfortably Treat You Dental Implants Through Our Sedation Dentistry Options

In order to give you a comfortable and anxiety-free dental implant procedure experience, we can administer you with one or more of our state-of-the-art sedation dentistry options. Why wait to get the smile of your dreams with us?  Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Michael Clark & Dr. Ashkan Haeri, and our exceptional team at our dental office to schedule an appointment today!

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