Having fear of going to the doctor is very common, and a very large percentage of people in America have that fear. Here at Signature Smiles we want our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed when visiting our dentists. That is why we offer different types of sedation to make your time in the chair as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We offer several types of sedation depending on how the patient is feeling. What sedatives do is: block the pain, sooth and calm nerves during long and complicated procedures.
Here at Signature Smiles we offer different types of sedatives that range from local gel applications to others that cover more than just a specific area.
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as “laughing gas” is used for long and complicated procedures where a patient is administered this type of sedative through a mask which allows the patient to relax and feel more soothed. It is not a complete sedation and a patient is responsive during the procedure.
- Local Anesthesia: This type of sedative is administered by using a gel to numb the area or as an injection. This completely numbs and blocks the pain so that the patient can’t feel a thing in that area.
- Oral Sedatives: Pills are also another form of sedative, and the most common type, the pill is taken before the procedure starts and it will make you feel relaxed and at ease so your treatment is comfortable and pain-free.
Are you anxious about your dentist appointment? Well, don’t be! Call Signature Smiles today on (423) 301-2330 and ask about the different options we have for you, nitrous oxide and local anesthesia can make your visit much more comfortable.