At Premier Dental of Johnstown, we understand that for many of our patients, having dental work is scary! Some people come to us with a history of bad experiences with a former dentist or stories of childhood trauma. We want everyone to get the dental treatment they need. That is why we offer sedation dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of anti-anxiety medications to help nervous or fearful patients tolerate their dental work. The goal of sedation dentistry is to reduce the sights, sounds, and sometimes even the memory of the dental treatment being performed. The level of sedation varies for each patient based on his or her specific desires and the way the body handles medication.
Why Types of Sedation are Available in Johnstown?
Some people just need to take a little bit of the edge off their dental anxiety. Others need a sedative just to walk in the door of a dental office. Because we are committed to meeting every patient’s individual needs, we offer three different types of sedation.
NO2 (Laughing Gas) – Laughing gas is a very mild type of sedation that is safe for almost every patient. It does not put you to sleep; it just gives you a pleasant sensation of reduced anxiety and less awareness of what is going on. Laughing gas has no lingering effects, so it does not require you to have another person drive you to and from your visit. Laughing gas is NOT safe for pregnant patients.
Oral Sedation – Oral sedation involves taking an anti-anxiety or sedative mediation by mouth in the form of a pill. With oral sedation, there is a wide range of effects because people metabolize drugs differently. The same pill that would cause one person to sleep for 8 hours may give another person just a relaxed feeling.
IV Sedation – Intravenous sedation is the best option for our most fearful patients. A licensed anesthesiologist uses injected medications to keep the patient asleep throughout a dental procedure. IV sedation is very safe and is commonly used when patients have all four wisdom teeth removed or extensive dental surgery.
Interested in Sedation Dentistry?
If you are hesitant to go to the dentist because of dental anxiety, our friendly, caring staff at Premier Dental of Johnstown is here to help. We offer sedation dentistry to help you relax during your time in our chair and help Dr. Crook and Dr. Hudoba do their best work. If you have questions about sedation options at our Johnstown dental office, contact our team to get answers.
About Our Johnstown Dental Practice
We are a full-service dental practice, located in downtown Johnstown, near the intersection of SR 37 and SR62. Our facility features plenty of parking, including handicap accessible spots with easy access to the entrance. Our dental practice in Johnstown provides expert dental sedation servicesas part of our general and restorative dentistry, serving patients in Johnstown, New Albany, Mt. Vernon, and the surrounding areas in Licking and Delaware County.
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