Do you have a fear of the dentist? Is dental anxiety keeping you from oral health care? We can help. At Wayne Family Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry to patients in Wayne, PA. Dental sedation can help patients with dental fear and anxiety as well as patients who require lengthy, complex dental care.
Sedation dentistry is a part of general dental care. This is because sedation allows patients to receive preventative dental treatment. Patients who otherwise would not be comfortable visiting the dentist can get the dental care that they need with the help of sedation.
Types of Anesthesia and Dental Sedation
We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to help calm patients during their dental care. These methods of sedation keep patients calm and comfortable. We also use a local anesthetic to numb areas of the mouth for painless treatment. Discover more about these treatment options below:
- The Wand™: Anesthesia and dental sedation are used together for painless, comfortable treatment. We can deliver local anesthesia to numb teeth using the Wand. This handheld device slowly delivers anesthetic without the need for needles. Patients with a fear of needles greatly benefit from this alternative to traditional anesthetic needles.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: This type of sedation is administered prior to treatment in the form of a pill. Patients take the sedative about an hour before their treatment. Patients will be conscious during their procedure, but they will have no memory of their treatment. Although patients may feel drowsy under this sedation, they will not fall asleep.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Used with oxygen, nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a mask placed over the mouth and nose. Patients feel calm and relaxed under nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is safe to use and may be used in small doses for children who require oral surgery.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you or a loved one have dental fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist? Call our dental office for accommodation at 610-347-5133. You can also request a dental consultation with us on our website. If you have any questions about your sedation options, please let us know and we can help.