Our team at Lane and Associates Family Dentistry is dedicated to doing everything we can to help you be comfortable and even enjoy coming for your dental visit. However, we understand that for some patients going to their semi-annual cleaning appointments or showing up for a dental procedure can come with a side of anxiety. If you’ve been putting off getting the dental care you need due to a fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry at Lane and Associates may be right for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry at Lane & Associates or would like to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Raleigh that offers sedation dentistry, call us today. Contact our team by calling 888-LANE-DDS or find your nearest Lane & Associates Family Dentistry location and contact us online. From North Raleigh to inside the beltline, east to Knightdale and west to Brier Creek, we’ve got the residents of Raleigh covered with dental care at one of our convenient offices.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Patients who take advantage of sedation dentistry will receive medication to help them relax during cleanings or procedures. There are different levels of sedation that can be used based on your level of anxiety around your appointment. Minimal sedation will keep you awake but relaxed throughout the appointment. Moderate sedation will keep you awake, but you may not remember much. Deep sedation allows the dentist to wake you up should he or she need to at any point, and general anesthesia will keep you completely sedated throughout the entire process.
Sedation may be administered through nitrous oxide, an IV, or oral medication. Your dentist will go over the best options for you and create a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.
Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry in Raleigh?
Each patient should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We always invite our patients to ask any questions they may have about sedation dentistry so that they have the information they need to feel confident at their next appointment.
Aside from having great fear or anxiety around your appointment, sedation dentistry can also be used for anyone with a low pain tolerance, patients who have extremely sensitive teeth, or anyone who needs a large amount of dental work done.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
As with any procedure involving any type of anesthesia, there is always a small risk. If you have a pre-existing health condition or have sleep apnea, be sure to discuss any potential problems with your dentist since these conditions can cause greater complications.
At Lane & Associates, our entire team has been thoroughly trained at some of the best schools in the nation and is highly skilled in administering sedation. Our board certified oral surgeons and sedation dentists are here to make sure your appointment goes smoothly and that you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Choose Lane & Associates for Sedation Dentistry in Raleigh
Whether you’re interested in sedation dentistry for yourself or know someone who would benefit from it, we’re here to answer all of your questions and make sure you get the dental care you deserve. Our team at Lane and Associates has been helping patients throughout North Carolina since 1980 and we work in 29 different dental office locations throughout the state, making it easy for you to show off that smile. Call us at 888-LANE-DDS today or contact us online to speak with a member of our team and schedule your appointment.