Sedation Dentistry - Gibsonia, PA

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Give Your Smile the Care it Deserves With Ease

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, you’re not alone. An estimated 36% of the population experiences anxiety, stress or fear associated with the dental setting, while an additional 12% have severe dental fear. Dental anxiety can prevent you from getting the care your smile needs, which impacts both your oral and general health. Numerous studies have shown that neglecting one’s oral health limits the ability to eat, talk and smile, which has a significant impact on quality of life. Smile! Dental Center is a judgment-free place with a warm and friendly environment. From the moment you walk through our door, we want you to feel at home. We encourage you to talk to our dentist Dr. Jarrett Foust or one of our team members about your smile goals, and also to let us know if dental anxiety is an issue. We’ll take additional precautions during treatment to ensure you’re relaxed and pain-free. You can leave fear at the door with soothing sedation dentistry in Gibsonia, PA delivered by a caring team dedicated to taking care of your unique needs.

We offer sedation dentistry services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry.

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Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Services

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation medication (e.g., diazepam) is taken in the form of a pill or liquid, typically an hour before your procedure. The level of oral sedation ranges from minimal to moderate, based on your degree of anxiety and the procedure you’re undergoing. Although feeling drowsy is common and some patients fall asleep, our team can wake you up during the procedure if we need to interact with you. Many patients that undergo oral sedation have little or no memory of the procedure. Due to lingering effects of oral sedation, somebody will need to drive you home and stay with you until the sedation wears off.
IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Administered intravenously, this type of sedation is ideal for patients who are highly anxious or for lengthy, complex procedures. IV sedation is very effective due to its rapid sedative effects, as well as the ease of both changing the amount of sedation and stopping it. Prior to the procedure, drugs are administered intravenously into your bloodstream. During the procedure, our team carefully monitors your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and breathing. Although you remain conscious and can talk the entire time, the amnesic effects of the medication cause most patients to forget parts of the procedure, or even the entire experience. As with oral sedation, you’ll need a designated person to drive you home due to lingering effects of the drug.

The Repercussions of Dental Anxiety

Poor oral hygiene can have adverse effects including bad breath, gum disease, decay, infections and tooth loss. Neglecting your oral hygiene can also lead to more serious complications that affect your overall health. When you visit Smile! Dental Center for your biannual checkups, in addition to thoroughly cleaning your teeth, we screen for cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. If you have any of these conditions, it’s important to treat them in a timely manner to prevent tooth loss and systemic complications.

Receive Gentle Dental Care

We don’t want to see anyone neglect their smile, whether due to dental anxiety or worries about affording care. If you have experienced dental anxiety in the past, we encourage you to consider sedation dentistry in Gibsonia, PA. In addition to providing you with an ultra-comfortable dental experience, we’re committed to making the process less painful on your pocketbook! We accept many insurance plans, file claims on your behalf, and partner with third-party financing companies. We also offer the Smile! Plan for uninsured patients, which makes getting essential dental care quite affordable.

Because you and your smile deserve a truly relaxing dental experience!

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