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By Frederick Dental Group
August 31, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Dental anxiety can make even the simplest dental procedures scary. Developing a relationship with your trusted dentist can help put you at ease during your next dental appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Dave Verma, and Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group offer sedation dentistry in Frederick, MD, to make your dental appointments more comfortable.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps you relax as your dentist attends to you. Sedation dentistry is different from general anesthesia as you can usually stay awake while your dentist works. However, your dentist can sometimes put you to sleep for specific dental procedures. Sedation dentistry in Frederick, MD, can help if you have dental anxiety, are super sensitive to pain, or have a strong gag reflex. It may also be necessary for dental procedures that take a long time.

Forms of Dental Sedation

Oral Sedation

These are oral medications that your dentist can give you before your dental appointment. They help you relax during your procedure and reduce your discomfort. A huge advantage of oral sedation is that there is no need to start an IV. That makes it an excellent choice if you're scared of needles.

Inhaled Minimal Sedation

Here, your dentist places a mask delivering nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, over your nose. Laughing gas acts rapidly and helps you get comfortable during your dental appointment. Its effects typically wear off as the gas is turned off allowing you to function normally after the procedure with no lingering effects.

Sedation dentistry is safe with minimal side effects. The dentists here at Frederick Dental Group are highly trained in Sedation Dentistry.  Join the hundreds of patients before you who have conquered their fear of going to the dentist by having their dentistry done with sedation. Call (301) 624-1001 to schedule your dental appointment today.

By Frederick Dental Group
October 02, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Going to the dentist can be nerve-racking. Some people even have a hard time thinking about going to the dentist and avoid it, which can sedation dentistrylead to the deterioration of oral and dental health. If you're someone who's afraid of the dentist or suffers from some sort of anxiety at the thought of visiting your doctor, then you should discover how your dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma, in Frederick, MD can help relieve your anxiety.

Methods of Sedation:

There are several methods of sedation used by your Fredrick dentists. If you feel sleep dentistry is something you should consider, then here are a few options to consider when meeting with your dentist to discuss sedation:

  • Oral sedation: Individuals who opt for oral sedation are given a combination of medications the night before and or the morning of the appointment based on the anxiety level of the patient. This will induce a state of relaxation and level of sleep and when the patient is relaxed the procedures the patient is scheduled for are performed. The patient can be sedated through the whole procedure and when they wake up, the dental treatment will already be over. Note that someone will have to drive you to and back from the dentist's office if this is your choice. This is a very common choice for those who are afraid to go to the dentist.
  • Nitrous oxide: Oxygen is mixed with the nitrous oxide and is inhaled by the patient through a mask that's put over their face. The sedative, also known as laughing gas, will not put you to sleep but can help you relax.

If you're interested in finding out more about sedation dentistry from your Fredrick, MD, dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma, then give them a call at (301) 624-1001. Both doctors are here to help you with your sedation dentistry inquiries.