Is anesthesia required for dental implants?

Dental implants are a high-quality and natural-looking alternative for tooth replacement. They have a root portion that is implanted directly into the jawbone, allowing them to function just like your natural teeth. The procedure for placing implants requires local anesthesia at a minimum and sometimes can require general anesthesia, depending upon how many teeth are being…

FAQs about sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers stress-free dental treatment for people who experience severe dental phobia. With sedation, you can have your dental work done while you’re completely relaxed. If you’re interested in sedation, you might have some questions about how it works. Is sedation the same as general anesthetic? No. When you have general anesthetic, you are…

Sedation Dentistry: Relax and Take the Edge Off

When it comes to receiving dental and oral healthcare, many patients experience anxiety at just the thought of receiving treatment or attending an appointment. In fact, dental phobias are quite common. Fortunately, when receiving treatment at our practice, our periodontist takes extra steps to ensure patient relaxation by offering sedation dentistry. What is sedation dentistry?…

Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Patients who come to the periodontist may be a bit concerned about discomfort accompanying the interventions used to treat gum disease, whether the treatment is surgical or non-invasive. Sedation dentistry is available to ease these patients’ qualms, but some may be hesitant to take advantage of that method as well due to questions about its…