Despite knowing the importance of taking care of your teeth by seeing the dentist regularly, many people avoid making an appointment for as long as possible either because they are anxious or because they simply do not like going to the dentist. The result is often gum disease or tooth decay due to a lack of care. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has come along as a way to help people get the dental care they need.
Customizable to Your Needs
When you choose sedation dentistry in Jacksonville, FL, you will be able to get as much or as little sedation as you need for your situation. If you simply need to feel more relaxed, you can opt for minimal sedation. Moderate sedation allows you to remain awake, but you may not remember much about the procedure. For more serious situations, such as if you need extensive work done by a prosthodontist, you might go into deep sedation or under general anesthesia.
Variety of Administration Methods
Sedation can be administered in several ways and will depend on how sedated you need to be for your appointment. Nitrous oxide is the most common, but you could also take a pill or receive an IV treatment. Each method is usually used in conjunction with a local anesthetic as a numbing agent for the area your doctor is working on.
Works for Many Types of People
Sedation dentistry is not just for people with anxiety. It also benefits people who have a low pain threshold, very sensitive teeth or a bad gag reflex. Some people choose sedation because they have mental or physical health issues such as ADHD or seizure disorders that prevent them from holding still long enough for a dental appointment.
When you choose a prosthodontist for sedation dentistry in Jacksonville, FL, expect to provide a medical history to ensure sedation is right for you. For more information, call the office of Dr. William Gielincki, Jr. at (904) 281-0658.