Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. Dental phobia is very common. From bad experiences to just not feeling comfortable with things in your mouth, there are many reasons people don’t like the dentist.
Unfortunately this also stops many people from getting much-needed treatment. Tooth extractions, root canal treatments — even just a regular check and clean.
That’s why BrightSmile Avenue is happy to provide Sedation Dentistry. This is available for both kids and adults.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is also known as sleep dentistry, but that’s not entirely accurate. During sedation dentistry you are awake. You are able to answer questions your dentist might ask, and report problems.
However you will not notice pain, you will be very relaxed, and you won’t remember much, if anything, about the treatment.
Sedation comes in many forms. All forms of sedation work to calm and relax the patient. Some patients respond better to different types of sedation.
At BrightSmile Avenue, we offer:
- IV sedation. A sedative is injected into your blood stream, and the amount of sedative is carefully controlled. You can be made more or less sedate as needed.
- Oral sedation. This uses sedative pills to help calm you. This is great for people who do not like needles, who would be uncomfortable with an IV.
- General Anesthesia in an OR setting – This will be done in an Operating Room in our Satellite Clinic in Centuria Medical Makati
It’s important to get a lift to and from an appointment that uses sedative. It’s best not to work or drive or do heavy lifting for up to 24 hours.
Nervous about the dentist? Contact BrightSmile Avenue and Asian Square Dental today and ask about sedation dentistry.