If you’re one of those people who tremble at the thought of going to the dentist’s office, sedation dentistry (also known as comfort dentistry) can offer you the teeth cleaning and regular dental check-ups you need without the anxiety. Patients can be lightly sedated, where they are just very relaxed or completely unGum Disease and Periodontal Care
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in the mouth. Left unchecked, it can lead to tooth loss. Part of a typical oral exam at a general dental practice is checking the gums for early signs of gum disease. This painless dental exam also involves giving the patient tips on teeth cleaning and good gum care.
Some people are more prone to gum disease than others. Those who smoke, take certain medications (such as anti-convulsants), those with weak immune systems (because of cancer, HIV or other conditions) and those with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease.
Signs of gum disease include red, swollen gums, receding gums and teeth that are loose. Most gum disease can be successfully treated. Specific treatment depends on the stage of the disease.
conscious, depending on the patient, dentist and procedure.
With sedation dentistry, the patient is sedated in one of several ways. Nitrous oxide is safe to use and painless, and it has no side effects. A light dose is beneficial for simply relaxing a nervous patient. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured knowing that it’s our job to make you feel relaxed and take care of you while we attend to your dental procedures.
Sedation dentistry is a good choice for people with low pain thresholds, those who need a large amount of dental work done, those with sensitive teeth and those with a phobia about visiting the dentist.