Process of Sedation Dentistry
By Botts Dental Spa
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sedation dentistry  

How sedation dentistry from your dentist in Cordova, TN, can help relieve your dental anxiety.

Do you break into a cold sweat when you think about going to the dentist? If so, you could be suffering from dental anxiety, a very real condition, with very real consequences. There is an answer to your dental anxiety. You need to discover sedation dentistry!

Dr. Jason Botts at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN, offers a wide range of dental services, including sedation dentistry to relieve your dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety can cause several unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Hyperventilating
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Excessive sweating
  • Lightheadedness

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, they aren’t “all in your head.” The truth is, dental anxiety can be caused by:

  • A bad past dental experience
  • A bad past dental outcome
  • Experiencing tooth pain
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of being laid back in the dental chair
  • Fear of the sounds, smells, and atmosphere of a dental office

The process of sedation dentistry begins with a review of your medical history and a consultation to determine which sedation method is best for you.

Sedation starts with a sedative pill, which you take the night before, or one hour before your appointment.

Depending on the degree of sedation you want, Dr. Botts may give you additional medication, which often includes breathing a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a nosepiece. The combined oral and inhaled sedation is known as conscious sedation. You will be drowsy and may sleep through your appointment.

Then, a member of your dental care team will place a thick, warmed blanket over you to help you relax.

Whichever sedation method is used, you must bring a driver with you to bring you home after your appointment.

To read more detailed information about sedation dentistry, please visit the Sedation Dentistry page on the website by clicking here.

Sedation dentistry can make a real difference in how you view dentistry. It also can help you get needed dental work completed, all while you are in a state of relaxation.

To learn more about sedation dentistry options and how sedation dentistry can relieve your dental anxiety, call Dr. Jason Botts at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN. You can reach him by calling (901) 737-2200, so call now.