Sedation Dentistry in Manchester, NH
At Mann Family Dental, we offer safe and effective sedation dentistry to all our patients. If you have been avoiding the dentist for years out of fear of extensive dental work, sedation dentistry could be your solution.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is a method we use to relax a patient during their dental appointment. There are three types of sedation dentistry.
Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide has been described as an ideal method of clinical sedation. The gas is inhaled, giving you a euphoric and pain-free feeling. You will remain conscious while the gas takes the edge off of any discomfort.
Moderate oral sedation is a very comfortable and relaxed state in which we can complete most or all of your dentistry. We will prescribe medication to take the night before, and then again just before your dental appointment. If needed, additional medication and nitrous oxide can be given during your procedure to maintain a comfortable level of sedation.
Although you will be moderately sedated, you are never asleep, and our team will monitor you closely. You won't remember the details of the procedure, and your appointment will seem to fly by. Moderate oral sedation allows patients to complete dental work that they may have put off due to fear and can often be life-changing.
The third method is intravenous (IV) sedation. It induces a state of deep relaxation and produces a sleeplike state throughout the procedure. Mann Family Dental offers IV sedation in partnership with Blue Sky Solutions Group. IV sedation is ideal if you have an intense fear or a sensitive gag reflex.
With IV sedation, you can get the relief that they need. A mix of tailored medications are administered through an IV and puts you in a dream-like state. Within 30 to 60 minutes of waking after the procedure, it will be safe for you to go home with another adult. For the rest of the day, you should rest and drink plenty of fluids as your recover. Our nurse anesthesiologist will follow up with a phone call to make sure you the patient are doing well.
Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
- Have you been delaying dental treatment out of fear of the dentist and the amount of work you may need?
- Do you try to forget about the pain in your day to day life because you can’t pick up the phone and make an appointment?
- Do you have trouble with gagging or getting numb?
- Do you dread even the thought of long dental procedures or multiple dental visits?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a candidate for sedation dentistry!
What is the Recovery Like?
You may be a little groggy after your treatment, so it is best to have a companion to drive you home. But by the next day, you should be completely recovered and feeling great with your new and improved smile!
How Do I Get Started?
Start by calling our office to set up your welcoming visit. We’ll gather information regarding your health and discuss how everything works. Dr. Mann will also examine your oral health and prepare you for your sedation visit with a prescription for you to take the night before. This will relax you and ensure a good night’s sleep before your appointment.
Sedation dentistry has helped many of our Manchester patients relax and get the care they need. Please don’t go another day putting off dental work and hiding your teeth!