Mississippi's Sedation Dentistry Specialist for painless treatments

Forget About Pain With Sedation Dentistry, Southaven, MS!

Do you dread visiting a dentist? Are you scared of the needles or feel anxious about the dental drill sound?

Do not be afraid anymore. We have a solution for you! This solution was formulated especially for people like you, who have anxiety or fear towards dentists and avoid dentists. This solution is called sedation dentistry, Hornlake, MS.

Many people feel anxious before and during dental procedures. It’s okay to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment.

We understand that our patients aren’t all the same, and we have great news: you have options! You can experience dental treatment in a comfortable, customized approach with several different methods of sedation. 

Sedation helps reduce fear and anxiety by reprograming your brain; with subsequent visits, you will stop looking at the dental clinic as a scary place. Various dental procedures ranging from simple procedures like tooth cleaning to complex dental procedures like dental implants, can be performed under sedation. So, you do not have to compromise your oral healthcare for fear of facing a dentist and take care of it in a few easy appointments. 

Types Of Sedation Used In Sedation Dentistry​

There are four types of sedation techniques used in dentistry. They are –

Sedation dentistry technique that uses nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen mixture for inhalation through a mask device is called Inhalation Sedation.

Inhalation Sedation Dentistry

Your dentist would give you nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen mixture for inhalation through a mask device.

Sedation Dentistry technique, Intra Venous (IV) sedation is another amazing makes your dental treatments painless by administering a drug through IV.

Intra Venous (IV) sedation

One of your veins would be accessed to administer a drug through IV.

Sedation Dentistry using oral pills

Oral Sedation

You have to consume a pill that would make you drowsy.

Last Sedation dentistry approach is General anesthesia that reduces your pain during dental treatments by doctor giving cocktail of anesthetic drugs to induce sleep

General anesthesia

Your doctor would give you a cocktail of anesthetic drugs to induce sleep. operations, minimizing the number of initial appointments.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Sedation Dentistry

What exactly is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps in relaxing patients while performing dental procedures, also called as 'sleep dentistry.' However, sleep dentistry is not an accurate term because patients are usually alert during sedation, except for general anesthesia patients.

Why sedation dentistry?

Sedation helps reduce fear and anxiety by reprograming your brain; with subsequent visits, you will stop looking at the dental clinic as a scary place. Various dental procedures ranging from simple procedures like tooth cleaning to complex dental procedures like dental implants, can be performed under sedation. So, you do not have to compromise your oral healthcare for fear of facing a dentist and take care of it in a few easy appointments.

What measures will my dentist take during the procedure for my safety?

To ensure your positive response to the sedation, Dr.Adatrow will continuously monitor your vital signs during the procedure. Our dental team will monitor the following parameters during the procedure -
  • Body temperature – to prevent fluctuation of body temperatures
  • Heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure – to ensure proper blood circulation in your body
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) and respiration rate – to make sure you are breathing normally
  • Oxygen (O2) saturation – for monitoring the proper flow of O2 in your body
  • Our dental team will meticulously document data from all the monitoring devices, drugs administered, dosages, and administration time.

What measures should I take for my sedation visit?

Your preparation would vary based on the type of sedation you are undergoing. You would require minimal measures for nitrous oxide sedation. In contrast, for oral and IV sedation, you might get prescribed a sedative pill to be consumed the night before your first appointment for you to rest well. Our dental office would provide you with a list of pre-procedure/treatment instructions for you to follow.

How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?

Dr. Adatrow is a highly qualified professional with years of experience with administering sedation to his patients. Generally, if your dental team and you follow all instructions efficiently, the side effects of sedation are rare. The most common side effects of sedation are not recollecting the procedure's performance, dry mouth, and hiccups. To ensure the best practice of sedation, please provide your detailed medical history and your medication to the doctor.

How long will it take for me to recover from sedation?

The recovery time varies for every individual based on the physiology and type of sedation used. For nitrous oxide sedation, recovery is immediate; for oral and IV sedation, healing happens after the appointment. However, we do not recommend driving or handling any heavy machinery until 24 hours after the procedure. We would advise rest and hydrate well for the rest of the day to enable your body to recover faster. Your dental office would provide you with post-treatment instructions to follow. Most of the sedation patients would report of minimal/no pain one day following the procedure.

Who is eligible for sedation dentistry?

Sedation can be given to anyone anxious about the dentists or dental treatments; it helps calms them down. Additionally, doctors can advise sedation for the patients with one or more of the following problems:
  • Gagging problem.
  • Dental fear or dental anxiety.
  • Low pain threshold.
  • Requiring complex or multiple dental procedures.
  • Cannot sit still in the dental chair.
  • Mental or physical challenges.
  • Inability to keep their mouth open for long durations due to jaw troubles.
  • Highly sensitive teeth.
  • Children.

Can children be sedated?

Some children have a terrible fear of the dentist. Some simply refuse to cooperate. If your child falls into either of these categories, sedation dentistry may offer a workable solution. Nitrous oxide is safe for most children, and it's routinely used to treat younger patients. Oral sedation can also be used as long as the dose is administered properly. You should only trust dentists who are fully trained and experienced with sedation techniques.