Sedation Dentistry Milwaukee, WI
Research shows that nearly 50% of the population puts dental care at the bottom of their healthcare priorities. Whether fear or simply not having enough time is keeping you from going to the dentist, Eastside Dental may have a solution for you through sedation dentistry.
At Eastside Dental we are proud to offer oral conscious sedation, a procedure where the dentist administers a combination of medication (taken in pill form) and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to create an analgesic and amnesic affect. This allows patients to relax and receive treatment without feelings of pain or anxiety. Another benefit of sedation is that more treatment can be achieved in larger time periods, making it a time-saving option as well.
If you are afraid of the dentist or needles, have a strong gag reflex, or don’t think you have enough time to go to the dentist there is still hope for a healthy smile. Give us a call today and set up an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for oral conscious sedation!
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Sedation Dentistry Can Reduce Your Dental Anxiety
At Eastside Dental, we can perform dental work on patients that are struggling with dental anxiety. If you avoid the dentist due to fear of what a procedure may be like or simply do not enjoy dental work, give us a call. In our Milwaukee dental office, we can ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, regardless of the dental procedure. When you visit our office, we will meet with you to discuss what treatments you need and create a plan for how to keep your mouth healthy while easing any fears that you have about dentistry in general. We will keep you informed about the entire process so that you can make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety. Here are some of the questions we regularly answer about sedation dentistry.
How can I ease my fears about dental care without medication?
When you visit our dental office, we can discuss ways that you can prevent experiencing anxiety while receiving dental care. Give us a call to go over any and all methods for dealing with dental anxiety that we can offer. In some cases, all a patient needs to do is play music through headphones during the appointment. In other cases, we may need medication or another method to deal with dental anxiety.
How can I prepare for my dentist appointment?
Another easy way to calm your fears is to visit our Milwaukee dental office and meet with our doctors prior to the actual appointment. Taking the time to tour our office, where you can sit in the dentist chair and have a conversation, will allow you to become familiar with our staff and office environment. After this meeting, when you do have your teeth cleaned, you are doing so in an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in with friendly and familiar faces. During your consultation, we can also discuss what you can expect from a teeth cleaning or a specific procedure. This will help you to mentally prepare for how long it will take, what dental instruments we will use, what you may feel during the process and what the recovery period will be, if any. At Eastside Dental, we find that the more informed our patients are the more comfortable and relaxed they feel. This one appointment can help to alleviate the fear of dentists that you are experiencing.
Will I be asleep when sedated?
You will not be asleep when sedated in our office. Sedation dentistry will help you relax and keep the appointment pain free. You may forget parts of the appointment. However, with our sedation methods, you are still in control of your body and are technically not put to sleep.
Can everyone use sedation dentistry?
To determine if you are healthy enough for sedation, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our Wisconsin dental office. We will meet with you to discuss the type of sedation that will be best for your procedure and the level of dental anxiety that you are experiencing.
How is sedation dentistry administered?
The most common form of sedation is given orally in the form of a pill. This pill can help you to feel entirely relaxed and eliminate your fear of dentists. Most procedures, like teeth cleaning or fixing a simple cavity, do not necessarily hurt, and with the addition of oral conscious sedation you will be completely at ease.
Will I be able to move around like normal?
Yes, with sedation dentistry you can continue to engage in conversation and respond to commands; but your response times may be slightly delayed and your mind not as clear as usual. This is why we require our sedated patients to have someone drive them to the dentist appointment as well as back home.
Are there any side effects of sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry relaxes you and may make you a little drowsy and forgetful. The effects of being sedated will be gone by the day after your appointment. In our Milwaukee dental office, we use the least amount of sedation to help you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Thus, it is effective without staying in your system for too long.
Can children benefit from sedation dentistry?
We do not offer children’s oral conscious sedation in our office. However, we do offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which may help your child be more comfortable and relaxed during their appointment.
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Definition of Dental Terminology
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries is also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Dental Checkup
- A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
- Dental Prophylaxis
- A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
- Dental Sealants
- Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
- Preventive Dentistry
- Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
- Tooth Enamel
- Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.
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