Sedation dentistry can make your next visit to Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry easy and relaxing. Our dental professionals will do everything possible to keep you comfortable during treatment.
Sedation dentistry involves using medicine to promote comfort and relaxation during dental treatment. When necessary, we use sedation to make your visits easier and more comfortable. Additionally, patients can request sedation if they are particularly nervous or fearful of receiving routine treatment. We want you to enjoy your experience at Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry and know that a dental visit doesn’t need to be uncomfortable. Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to offer sedation dentistry in Newnan, Georgia.
What is sedation dentistry used for?
Sedation dentistry is used to keep patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible while they receive necessary dental treatment. This medicine can go a very long way towards reducing pain and anxiety, and it makes undergoing certain dental procedures much easier. Sedation dentistry may also be used when a patient is extremely nervous or anxious about treatment.
What is local anesthesia?
Local anesthesia is numbing medicine delivered by injection that is specifically used for managing pain during treatment. This medicine numbs the immediate area to prevent the patient from physically feeling the work being completed. A local anesthetic is strictly for managing pain, and it will not directly reduce a patient’s anxiety; however, many patients take comfort in knowing that local anesthesia will prevent most pain and discomfort.
What is laughing gas?
Laughing gas is an inhaled medicine that helps make a patient more receptive to treatment and less likely to notice any pain or discomfort. The medicine is administered by having the patient wear a special mask over their nose and then breathing in the gas. Laughing gas takes effect very quickly, and the patient should notice that any of their fears or concerns have been replaced with feelings of euphoria and well-being. We can then easily complete any necessary treatment. The effects should diminish soon after treatment is complete, and the patient will be able to continue on with their day like normal.
Make your next dental visit more comfortable and relaxing with sedation dentistry. We invite all our patients to ask our experts about how sedation can be used during their next procedure or treatment. Please call us at (770) 637-7428 to schedule an appointment.