Dr. Tabor talks about sedation dentistry
Do you find it difficult to maintain your dental appointments because of anxiety? Are you worried that you’ll become restless and uncomfortable during treatment? Do you wish you could leave the dentist with no recollection of your visit? We understand that the dental office is never a person’s first choice, and it’s our passion to make your experience with us as welcoming and comfortable as possible. This includes the option to receive sedation dentistry in Hendersonville, TN.
To ensure your appointments are anxiety-free and safe, our dentist, Dr. Jayson Tabor, has completed rigorous training to become licensed in a wide range of sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. We also partner with experienced anesthesiologists to offer general anesthesia right in our office as well. You won’t have to worry about uncomfortable or painful appointments at Tabor Dental Associates. We make it possible to have pleasant dental experiences with us!
Sedation dentistry services can benefit more patients than those who experience dental anxiety or phobia. The relaxing effects of sedation can help those who have difficulty sitting still. Patients with sensitive teeth or gums and even those with hyperactive gag reflexes can also find comfort in sedation dentistry. When complex dental work feels overwhelming, sedation can also help calm nerves and help the appointment pass quickly, with amnesia effects in some cases. No matter your reason for desiring sedation dentistry, we have a solution for you and the experience to ensure your dental appointment is efficient and comfortable.
We have the resources to provide or administer every sedation option available at our practice. This ensures that you will receive the right solution for your unique needs and will remain safe throughout your appointment. Our sedation options include:
Oral sedation is simply anti-anxiety medication you take by mouth prior to or at the start of your appointment. This will help calm your nerves and keep you relaxed during your visit. The effects of this sedation may not last as long as needed, so we can combine this option with other forms of sedation for a comfortable appointment.
Nitrous oxide is sometimes referred to as “laughing gas” and is breathed in through a mask worn comfortably over your nose. This sedation helps your body relax and puts your mind at ease. You’ll be fully awake, but in a safe euphoric state that will keep you from feeling anxious during the appointment.
IV sedation is administered intravenously, or through the vein and provides a continuous and customizable flow of sedation to your body. You’ll feel incredibly calm and relaxed. Though you’re awake and can respond to verbal commands, you may feel like sleeping through your appointment. You may not remember your visit.
General anesthesia puts you in a medically controlled state of unconsciousness. We will have an anesthesiologist present at this appointment to both administer this anesthesia and monitor your breathing and vitals the entire time. You will feel no pain and will not be able to respond to verbal commands until you wake. You will have no memory of your procedure.
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