February 5, 2018
Is dental anxiety keeping you from optimum oral health? Fortunately, Dr. Bruce Trimble offers sedation dentistry to help you remain comfortable and calm during treatment.
How Sedation Dentistry Works
Dr. Trimble is a highly experienced dentist in Menomonie, WI, who has helped many patients with dental anxiety receive the dental care they need. He offers several different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide, IV conscious sedation and local anesthetic. The type he recommends for you will depend on the severity of your fear. Here are a few key differences between the various sedation options Dr. Trimble offers:
- Nitrous Oxide: This type of sedation is administered through a nose mask. The mask delivers a safe, odorless gas directly to your airways. The gas causes feelings of relaxation and euphoria so you don’t feel nervous during treatment. Once your treatment is complete, the mask is removed and the effects wear off right away. When you receive this type of sedation you don’t need to arrange to have someone else drive you home after your appointment.
- IV Conscious Sedation: If you have moderate to severe dental anxiety or if you’re about to receive a complex treatment, IV conscious sedation may be recommended. Prior to treatment, a sedation drug is administered through an IV. The drug quickly causes a deep state of relaxation. You’ll be awake throughout the procedure, but you probably won’t remember anything about it once you recover from sedation. You’ll need to arrange a ride home from treatment if you receive IV sedation.
- Local Anesthetic: This is the most common type of sedation administered by Dr. Trimble. A local anesthetic is injected into the mouth near the treatment site to numb the nerves and tissue in the area prior to treatment.
Local anesthetic can be combined with other sedation methods to ensure your comfort during treatment.
To schedule your sedation dentistry appointment with an experienced dentist in Menomonie, WI, call Trimble Dental Excellence today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our sedation options.