Tranquil Sleep Dentistry in Carson City
Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, is a way to alleviate your dental anxiety or discomfort while undergoing your procedure or examination. Our Carson City dentists want to make dental care easy and accessible for all patients, especially those who feel anxious about dental treatments.
To make your appointment with us as comfortable as possible, there are different levels of sedation dentistry ranging from mild to full general anesthesia. Our team is fully certified to sedate you for any dental procedure you may need.
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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Although most patients do not always need to be sedated, there are those who could really benefit from sleep dentistry offered at Absolute Dental in Carson City. Here are some of the many advantages of sedation dentistry for these patients:
- According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, 30 percent of people avoid the dentist due to fear. Sleep dentistry allows people who suffer from dental phobia or fear of the dentist the opportunity to receive dental care. For these patients, sedation dentistry may be the only way they can get regular dental care.
- Carson City dental patients with a low pain threshold who need to undergo a painful procedure would benefit from sedation.
- Some patients who are unable to sit still during an exam or procedure, such as small children or adults who have impaired motor control, can get quality dental care with sedation.
- People with particularly sensitive teeth and those who have a bad gag reflex can be sedated.
- Patients requiring a significant amount of dental work will benefit from sedation dentistry in Carson City by accomplishing more procedures in fewer sittings.
Types of Sedation Dentistry in Carson City
Most dental sedation is considered minimal. The intention is to reduce anxiety while allowing a patient to be responsive to instructions from the dentist. Depending on the level of a patient’s fear or pain threshold, your dentist may choose to use more sedation. During minimal sedation, the patient is awake and fully conscious, but in a relaxed state.
During moderate sedation, a patient may not remember much but is responsive to dentists’ instructions. This is the most common practice. Although patients may not recall the procedure, they are conscious during treatment and can recover from the effects of the sedation fairly quickly.
During deep sedation, dental patients are right at the brink of consciousness but can be woken up when needed. This is sedation dentistry at its highest level. By using general anesthesia that renders the patient unconscious, extensive amounts of dental work can be done without a patient having to suffer through it.
The most common method of dental sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” to many patients. The gas is taken through an oxygen mask in the dentist’s office, allowing the dentist to control how aware a patient is. It wears off quickly and leaves the patient feeling alert as if waking up from a short nap after the procedure.
With sedation dentistry, the most common pill given to patients is Halcion. This is a drug prescribed primarily for light insomnia. It has a fast onset and lasts only a short time (generally 1-2 hours), making it ideal for many dental treatments.
Intravenous sedation or IVs are commonly used in moderate to deep dental sedation. It works quickly and can be monitored by the dentist to control how conscious a patient is during a procedure.
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We Accept Most Dental Insurance
Absolute Dental in Carson City is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.
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Are You Looking For Sedation Dentistry in Carson City?
When it comes to relaxing during dental procedures, you can count on the sleep dentistry team at Absolute Dental in Carson City. Schedule your consultation with one of our dentists at either one of our Carson City locations!
Absolute Dental provides the most professional dental and orthodontic services and successful treatment using certified sedation techniques.