Undergoing dental treatment has long been thought of as a painful, stressful and nerve-wracking experience. However the reality of dentistry today is a far cry from this picture. At Evergreen Dental in Reading, sedation dentistry can take away the anxiety and worry that many patients feel as they head to the dental chair. With sedation dentistry in Reading you can say goodbye to dental anxiety.
What is sedation dentistry?
This is the use of sedation during a dental procedure to make you feel more relaxed. This kind of sedation doesn’t actually make you fall into a deep sleep. You will be awake and aware of what is going on around you. However you won’t feel stressed and can enjoy a sense of peace and calm. At Evergreen Dental in Reading, sedation dentistry comes in two forms.
Intravenous sedation, also known as IV sedation, uses a needle to inject a liquid sedative into your body, which makes you feel relaxed. If the mention of a needle already has you feeling uneasy, then we also offer inhalation sedation. This involves wearing a small mask over your mouth and nose. This will provide you with a blend of two gases – nitrous oxide and oxygen – that together will make you feel calm as you breath them in.
After it’s all over
If you decide to go with IV sedation, it can take a little while for the effects to completely wear off. This is why we will advise you to avoid drinking alcohol, driving and operating machinery during this time.
If you opt for inhalation sedation, then all it takes is a few breaths of fresh air to clear your body of the sedative gases. This means you can drive away after 15 minutes or so.
Relax at Evergreen Dental
Our highly trained dentists and nurses are experienced in administering sedation. You can rest assured that you will be in safe hands. Sedation dentistry in Reading means there is no need to avoid the dentist and suffer with poor dental health. So get in touch with Evergreen Dental today and make your dental health a priority. We are ready and waiting to welcome you to our practice and take care of your dental needs.