Are you in desperate need of dental care, but are too afraid to go to the dentist? Are you facing extensive treatment that you can’t imagine yourself facing without being "out"? You’re not alone. For our patients who need that extra help to relax, your sedation dentist in Reynoldsburg, OH, Dr. Walter Mick, is happy to offer oral conscious sedation or IV deep sedation.
With oral conscious sedation, you can finally get the important care you need. This effective solution will help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your visit with us. What’s more, you’ll have little to no memory of your procedure afterward. Instead, you’ll remember sitting through your procedure comfortably and without fear. In fact, for patients who have struggled with dental anxiety all their lives, oral conscious sedation can show them what an anxiety-free visit to the dentist looks like.
If you’d like to use oral conscious sedation during your next visit, Dr. Mick will review your medical history to determine if it’s safe for you. If it is, we’ll write you a prescription for a commonly prescribed sedative. On the day of your procedure, you’ll take your pill one hour before your appointment. Be sure that a friend or family member is available to drive you to and from your appointment because you should not drive while under the pill’s effects.
During your procedure, you’ll be in a relaxed, drowsy state that will last for the entirety of your procedure. While you’re in our dental office, we’ll monitor your vital signs. We’re members of DOCS (the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) and are fully trained to provide you with a safe, comfortable experience.
Considered to be the mildest form of sedation available, nitrous oxide is a gas-based sedative that is gently inhaled as you undergo your treatment. The gas is inhaled through a nasal mask that is worn while you relax in the dental chair. Once administered, you should feel, calm and euphoric, making it easy to complete a wide variety of dental treatments. After the mask comes off, the sedative’s effects gently fade away within 2-3 minutes and you can continue your day without interruption!
As the name implies, this form of sedation necessitates the delivery of a sedative intravenously. We will work with other IV sedation providers like SmileMD. These physicians safely help patients get through their dental work with a level of anesthesia that is significantly deeper than that attained with oral conscious sedation.
During IV deep sedation, arousing a patient may be difficult, which is usually not the case with oral conscious sedation. This level of sedation is recommended for patients with severe dental anxiety or dental phobia. In addition, if several dental procedures are required to restore oral health, deep IV sedation allows a patient to remain comfortable and sedated while all of the procedures are completed during the course of one appointment. Furthermore, this type of sedation may be helpful for patients with a sensitive gag reflex, or those with neuromuscular conditions or special needs that prevent them from staying seated in the dentist’s chair for a long period of time.
If you’ve been putting off important care because of anxiety, don’t delay any longer. Talk to Dr. Mick about receiving comfortable, anxiety-free care with oral conscious sedation or deep IV sedation from the physicians at SmileMD. We offer this excellent service to our patients from Reynoldsburg, OH and all surrounding Columbus metropolitan communities.