Sedation Dentistry in Portland, OR
For millions of patients, fear of the dentist or dental treatments interferes with getting the proper care. At City Dental, we offer sedation dentistry options to make sure your visit is as comfortable as possible and free from the usual anxiety.
Types of Sedation Dentistry We Offer
At City Dental, we offer two primary forms of sedation dentistry. If you feel sedation could be useful for you, be sure to discuss your options when you call for an appointment. Additionally, make sure to bring someone with you to your appointment who can drive you home after your treatment.
Oral sedation involves giving you an orally taken sedative to take just before your treatment is scheduled to begin. The medication helps to calm your nerves and put you in a more relaxed state, and you may feel a little sleepy.
Nitrous oxide, which is more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation used before dental treatment. You will be given a breathable gas to inhale through a nose piece just before your treatment begins. Laughing gas does not put you to sleep, but you will feel more relaxed and maybe a little giggly.
Common FAQs About Sedation Dentistry
Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
Anyone who finds dental treatment intimidating may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Normally, sedation can be useful for general treatments, such as tooth extractions, dental fillings, or root canals.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Both nitrous oxide and oral sedation are considered safe for most patients, and it is a rarity for a patient to experience any adverse effects. However, the dentist will assess your personal health, the medications you are currently taking, and your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate.
Will insurance cover sedation dentistry?
Normally, sedation dentistry may not be covered by insurance. However, every insurer and type of coverage can vary, so it is best to check with your specific provider to find out if sedation dentistry is covered by your plan.
Get the Care You Need in Comfort with Dental Sedation in Portland, OR
Maybe you have put off treatments you know you need. Perhaps you dread every dental appointment because of dental anxiety. In any case, we are here to help you through the process so your teeth get the attention they need with as little stress to you as possible. Reach out to us at City Dental today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment with us.
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