The Dentists at Linhart Dentistry work with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to put our anxious patients at ease.
Sedation dentistry is a fantastic option to help those patients who experience anxiety at the dentist. It also allows a comfortable experience for those who need to undergo lengthy procedures, have had previous dental trauma, or just want to not remember their dental procedure.
Our specialized Continental Suite is perfectly designed to have our Board Certified Anesthesiologist and one of our Dentists work hand-in-hand. There are multiple different types of sedation we can achieve.
Intravenous Anesthesia: Many patients have found that dental care with intravenous or general anesthesia may be the most comfortable and relaxing solution to their dental problem. With IV medication, the patient can be “asleep” while the dentist does his or her work. Afterwards, the patient has little to no recollection of the procedure.
Oral Sedation: A variety of different oral sedation techniques make our patients as comfortable and relaxed during dental treatment. Oral sedation medications, such as Valium, are administered orally prior to treatment. With oral sedation, our patients are awake and able to respond to questions, however feel a sense of calm with their treatment. Oral sedation is ideal for the moderately anxious patient who doesn’t require full IV sedation.
Nitrous Oxide: At Linhart Dentistry, we offer Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, to all of our patients. Nitrous oxide is a pain relieving and sedating gas that is combined with oxygen to make patients more comfortable during dental care. A light tingling feeling is often experienced by patients as well as an altered sense of time. Nitrous is an easy, extremely safe, and effective way to help slightly anxious patients with their dental treatment.
Nitrous oxide and oral sedation are administered by one of the dentists at Linhart Dentistry, while IV sedation is performed by our in-house Board Certified Anesthesiologist.