At Monarch Dental, it is our goal to provide the highest quality of dental services around. We also know a visit to the dentist for some people comes with a certain level of anxiety. This might stem from an unfortunate situation you experienced as a child, or you may simply become nervous when objects are inside of your mouth. Whatever the reasoning, we want to ensure your comfort level, which is exactly why we provide dental sedation. To find dentist that provides dental sedation, use our handy “dentist near me” search tool to locate your nearest Monarch Dental office.
Forms of anesthesia have been used in dentistry for decades. Typically, this is a topical application inside of your mouth where a procedure might take place. From root canals to teeth extractions, the topical dental sedation would help prevent patients such as yourself from feeling pain during the process.
In some cases, dental sedation depends on a patient’s pain threshold. For example, during the application of caps or veneers, the very top layer of enamel is removed. During the process, some patients experience little to no pain (it feels more like an intense brushing). However, other patients do experience some pain. This is often due to how nerve endings within the teeth function and the proximity of the endings to the enamel layer. Either way, in the traditional sense, dental sedation has been used to reduce, or eliminate, the feeling of possible pain.
That doesn’t necessarily help your own mindset though, if you suffer from dental anxiety. Don’t worry if you do, it is a common issue many patients have dealt with over the years. Now, dental sedation can be used to help put you at ease. This helps not only you and your own mental state, but it helps the staff here at Monarch Dental complete the dental work faster and more efficiently. A relaxed patient is always the best patient.
We use several different forms of sedation here at Monarch Dental. Here is a quick overview of each to have a better understanding as to what’s going on.
If you are a patient without dental anxiety, you won’t need dental sedation during normal checkups and most basic procedures. You might need local anesthetic and, in some cases, laughing gas. The other forms of sedation are used for wisdom teeth removal (you also likely won’t need any kind of IV sedation, although it is always a case by case basis).
However, if you do suffer from dental anxiety, experience panic attacks and other mental situations where you are afraid of the dentist office, you’ll more than likely need either the laughing gas or the oral medication. During initial visits, we’ll test out the laughing gas. That is light sedation and goes away quickly, so it might be just enough to put you at ease at the beginning of the procedure. However, if this does not help calm your anxiety, we can go with the oral sedation. Eventually, you likely can start to ween off of dental sedation as you become more accustomed to the dentist.
Most forms of dental sedation are covered by your dental insurance provider. We always recommend knowing what your insurance covers and having a solid understanding of the current policy you use. If you are planning on paying for your dental visit out of pocket, the actual price of the sedation will vary depending on the form uses and the amount needed (it can change depending on body weight and age). So if paying without insurance, talk to us ahead of time for a better price understanding. There are financing and payment plans available to suit your budget and needs.
At Monarch Dental, we want to help maintain your beautiful smile, and keep your mouth healthy while ensuring you are completely comfortable with your visit. If you do suffer from anxiety while at the dentist, don’t worry. With the aid of dental sedation, we can control your anxiety or fear, and put you in a much more comfortable mood. One of the major benefits of using dental station is, many patients eventually become used to visiting the dentist and their anxiety levels drop or completely disappear. Whatever your mindset and the situation you’re in, here at Monarch Dental, our main priority is you. So feel free to give us a call, or schedule an appointment for your next dental needs by finding a local dentist office.