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Sedation Dentistry - Relaxation and Dentistry Belong in the Same Sentence
Have you been putting off a trip to the dentist because you are a little fearful or anxious? Our Lawrence dental team can assure you that you are certainly not alone. A large percentage of people avoid the dentist for the very same reason. This is why at JayHawk Dental we use sedation dentistry.
When you think about sedation at the dentist, you may picture someone sleeping in a dental chair. However, most sedatives do not cause people to go to sleep. They are mostly used to for calming purposes.
What are the Advantages of Sedation Dentistry?
In addition to helping people relax, many patients are choosing to go with sedation at their dental appointments for a number of reasons. Sedation dentistry:
- Is pain-free
- Has very few side effects
- Is completely safe
- Allows more to be done during each visit
- Makes it seem like procedures are done quickly
At JayHawk Dental of Lawrence, we offer two different types of sedation: IV and oral conscious.
Dr. Patrick Jankowski wants you to be as relaxed and calm as possible, and IV sedation is one of the best ways to make that happen. Because it is administered directly into the bloodstream, effects are felt almost immediately. Even if you don't go to sleep completely, it will probably feel as though you did. IV sedation is perfectly safe and in fact, Dr. Jankowski is one of only about 25 dentists in all of Kansas who is certified to use this kind of sedation.
IV sedation is especially good for the removal of wisdom teeth. This can be a long procedure, but we'll make it a breeze. In fact, even if your wisdom teeth are not bothering you now, we recommend having them removed with the use of IV sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation
The other type of sedation we offer at JayHawk Dental is oral conscious sedation. If you have a little trouble with needles, this is a very good option. Prior to your treatment, we will give you Valium, which provides a moderate sedation. Valium will not cause you to fall asleep, but it will most likely dull your senses. Chances are you will have little memory of the procedure or any pain.
If the thought of a visit to the dentist fills you with dread, sedation dentistry could be perfect for you. To get more information or if you have any questions or concerns for our Lawrence dental team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.