The purpose of this article from Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment
Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.
Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry
Some insurers do cover sedation. Check with your provider for details about your benefits.
Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental
Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. We ,eet all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association.
We have three types of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, it is safe and effective, takes effect quickly, and wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative before your appointment. It makes you sleepy, but you won’t sleep. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office.
- IV Sedation. Administered through the arm, this puts you in the deepest possible state of relaxation while keeping you awake. You won’t remember much afterward, and once again will need a ride to and from our office.
Sedation dentistry from Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper is a boon to anyone with dental anxiety. People from Riverton and Douglas have benefitted from it. Our services include comprehensive family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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