Having practiced sedation dentistry since 1968, Cunning Dental Group is a leading provider of "Dentistry While You Sleep" in Southern California.
You may be asking yourself: “Why is this listed under Cosmetic Dentistry?” Although it is not typically described as a cosmetic dental procedure, did you know that this form of sedation makes it possible for cosmetic dentistry as well as other dental procedures to be performed in complete comfort, free of all treatment sensations such as pain, sound, and smell?
You may be asking yourself: “Why is this listed under Cosmetic Dentistry?” Although it is not typically described as a cosmetic dental procedure, did you know that this form of sedation makes it possible for cosmetic dentistry as well as other dental procedures to be performed in complete comfort, free of all treatment sensations such as pains, sounds and smells?
Sedation or sleep dentistry can play a dramatic role in the success of cosmetic dentistry. It is a state-of-the-art technique that offers patients complete control of the possible pain or anxiety involved in going to the dentist. Comprehensive smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, and just about any dental procedure can be performed in the absolute minimum number of appointments.
Patients awake from sedation dentistry feeling rested and without any negative memories of the dental procedure. Free from concerns over pain or discomfort, sedation dentistry patients overcome inhibitions and are able to get the treatment they need and the smile they have always wanted! If you’re afraid of the dentist and want to sleep through your dental procedures, call Cunning Dental Group at (855) 328-6646 today to make your sedation dentistry appointment.
Sedation dentistry is a specialty that provides the ultimate comfort during dental treatment. It is far more effective at eliminating pain and anxiety than simple “pill” or “gas” sedation that is often advertised as “Sleep Dentistry.” Cunning Dental Group has a team of experienced cosmetic dentists in California, all of whom have a proven track record of safe and successful IV sedation. When it comes to the ultimate comfort and your safety, our team of sedation dentists will take good care of you.
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Different Types of Sedation in Dentistry
Intravenous sedation or IV sedation is the technique of providing analgesia (pain relief) during painful procedures in dentistry. It involves the intravenous injection of a sedative that makes a person drowsy and unaware of the painful stimuli generated during the procedure or surgery.
In nonconscious sedation, mostly known as general anesthesia, the patient is put into a deep state of sleep. They are completely unaware of what is happening and will not remember the dental procedures performed on them.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Inhalation sedation, also known as nitrous oxide sedation, is historically the most widely used dental sedation technique by dentists. The patient breathes a mixture of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen through a nasal mask. The gas causes an euphoric effect (for this reason it is often referred to as laughing gas) which not only relaxes the patient within a few seconds but also provides some analgesic effect.
Oral sedation is another popular method of dental relaxation, mainly due to the easiness of administration. The patient is given a sedative pill to be taken orally the night before the appointment and/or a few hours prior to the dental visit. By the time of the appointment, the patient is in a relaxed state and remains calm and free of anxiety during the procedure. Since the patient is already under the effects of medication on his way to the dental office, someone else must drive him to the dentist for safety reasons.