At Vitality Dental, we use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.
Sedation Dentistry in Nashville, TN
Sedation dentistry is the use of any type of dental sedation to reduce stress, anxiety, and any physical pain associated with dental treatment. Sedation is a safe and convenient way to help you feel more relaxed while at the dentist while your treatment is being completed. We offer dental sedation through laughing gas, general anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation. IV sedation is most commonly used at Vitality Dental for surgical procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implants.
It’s important that you feel comfortable and safe during your procedure. Before any procedure, your doctor will recommend the appropriate level of sedation that meets your needs. Then, we will set up your appointment and plan accordingly for your procedure, knowing that you will be relaxed and calm during the dental appointment.
What are my dental sedation options?
- Nitrous (laughing gas) is an easy sedation technique involving nitrous oxide gas that is pumped into a patient’s nose to inhale. After receiving the nitrous for 5 minutes, many people feel a sense of calm and also experience a reduced feeling of many sensations, including pressure and pain. With this short-acting sedation option, you can drive to and from your appointment with no worries.
- General anesthesia at Vitality Dental is administered by a specialist that is brought in-house. The patient will have no memory of the procedure and will feel no pain.
- Oral Sedation is a deeper form of sedation that gives patients more of a ‘fuzzy’ memory of the appointment. The patient is given medication in office before the procedure.
- IV Sedation is the safest method of sedation because the medications can be tailored to each patient’s own levels extremely quickly. This method requires a driver to and from the appointment and is available for healthy individuals with no major health conditions. The patient will feel a little pinch in the arm and then the medications will create a full-sleep appointment. They may or may not remember anything from the appointment.
Is dental sedation safe?
Yes! Sedation is a very safe option for those with dental anxiety. After a discussion with Dr. Oakes or Dr. Holmes—we will find the best route for you that is safe but also allows you the peace of mind that you will not experience any anxiety or fear around the dental procedure.
If you have more questions about dental sedation, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.