General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD
Do fear and anxiety severely impact your dental office visits? The team at Supertooth™ located in Bethesda, Gaithersburg & Germantown, Maryland provides compassionate care to patients and even uses sedation dentistry to make office visits more comfortable. With different sedation methods, dental procedures are simpler, less painful, and less anxiety-inducing. To learn more about how the team uses sedation dentistry for your benefit, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Sedation Dentist Q & A
What is sedation dentistry?
For many people, a visit to the dentist’s office can inspire fear and anxiety. To counter this, sedation dentistry is used to help make your experience more comfortable and anxiety free.
Sedation dentistry refers to the practice of using a sedative agent to calm you and minimize sensation during a dental procedure. There are different types of sedative agents available to you and different methods of administering them. The process is highly effective keeping you at ease during your visit and there are no major side effects.
How does sedation dentistry work?
There are different types of sedatives used in dentistry to put you at ease during a procedure. Your dentist at Supertooth™ will determine what sedative agent is most appropriate for your particular situation.
You may take a sedative orally, intravenously, or via a mask that emits gas. The process helps quell any nerves you’re experiencing and can also alleviate any discomfort that might arise during the visit.
Do I need sedation during my dental visit?
Not always. Whether or not you need sedation during your dental visit is up to you and your dentist. The team at Supertooth™ will always discuss your options with you when it comes to sedation dentistry and makes a recommendation. Any decision is the result of a dialogue between you and your dentist.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is perfectly safe. The expert team at Supertooth™ is trained in the field of sedation dentistry so you’re in very good hands. There are virtually no side effects or complications that arise when sedation is involved in a dental procedure.
In some cases, you may need to have a friend or loved one drive you home after undergoing a procedure that involves the use of a sedative. That’s on a case-by-case basis and depends on the type of procedure and the type of sedative.
To find out more about sedation dentistry at Supertooth™, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.