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Sedation Dentistry – Fairfield, OH

Stay Calm, Regardless of Your Dental Treatment

Dr. Dine and his team do everything they can to help patients get comfortable prior to their dental appointments. However, we understand if you find it difficult to stay relaxed, even if you’re completing basic checkups and cleanings. With the help of effective and fast-acting nitrous oxide sedation, you can get a wide variety of dental treatments completed, all without being forced to deal with nervousness, anxiety, or fear. Call our dental office to set up your next visit and learn how you can receive complimentary sedation dentistry in Fairfield, OH!

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Why Choose Andrew Dine, DDS for Sedation Dentistry?

Laughing Gas

Man with nitrous oxide laughing gas dental sedation nose mask

With the help of nitrous oxide sedation, those with mild to moderate levels of anxiety can complete a wide variety of treatments with much greater eases. This gas-based substance is gently inhaled through a small nasal mask and causes a warm and calming sensation throughout your body. Because it is easily adjustable, we can provide more or less sedation depending on your needs. Whether you need a root canal, a dental filling, or a simple cleaning, nitrous oxide can make a big difference!

DentalVibe

Dental vibe local anesthetic system

Applying a local anesthetic to numb the mouth is commonplace in numerous dental procedures. For those who are nervous about receiving an injection, we are proud to offer DentalVibe, a system developed to minimize the amount of discomfort experienced during the process. It vibrates the tissues around the injection site. The vibration sensations will reach the brain first and stop the feeling of an injection from being perceived at all. This is perfect for patients who are afraid of needles.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Dental patient smiling after treatment with dental sedation in Fairfield, OH

Are you not sure whether you’re ready to have dental sedation performed at your next appointment? Dr. Dine and the rest of our Fairfield Dental team are here to help you make the best decisions for your care by keeping you as informed as possible about your treatment options. Feel free to call us if there’s anything you want to know about sedation dentistry. Below, we’ve answered some of the inquiries that we’ve heard most often from our patients.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Laughing gas has been used in medicine for centuries to help patients relaxed. Needless to say, it’s considered a very safe treatment when performed by a trained professional. There are a few side effects such as headaches or nausea, but they only occur in about 5% of patients, and they’re usually very mild; there are typically no long-term side effects to worry about.

Our team will monitor you closely while you’re under the effects of dental sedation. We’ll make sure that you’re safe and comfortable at all times, and we’ll act quickly to correct any issues that might arise.

How Long Will I Be Sedated?

When it comes to laughing gas, the answer depends on how long the dental procedure in question takes. It only takes about 2 or 3 minutes for the gas to take effect once you start breathing it in, and it will wear off in about 3 to 4 minutes once the procedure is complete and your nasal mask is removed. You won’t have to worry about making arrangements for someone else to drive you; once you’ve recovered, you can return to your regular routine without issue.

Does Sedation Relieve Pain?

Laughing gas is meant to put you in a relaxed state where you’re unbothered by what’s going on around you. However, it doesn’t significantly relieve pain by itself; it does, however, help you stay calm so that you aren’t as bothered or anxious about your discomfort as you would be otherwise. That said, we can use laughing gas and the DentalVibe system in conjunction with each other so that your mouth is numbed while you’re under the effects of the sedative. This helps both your mind and body stay comfortable throughout your visit. Be sure that you’re fully aware of your options before you set up an appointment where sedation dentistry will be used.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

We may recommend sedation to you if you:

  • Have a very strong phobia of the dentist that can lead to panic attacks or cause you to avoid appointments.
  • Are strongly concerned about discomfort whenever you visit the dentist.
  • Have trouble sitting still for a long period of time for dental care.
  • Are having an especially lengthy procedure done.
  • Have especially sensitive teeth and gums or a powerful gag reflex that can get in the way of dental care.
  • Are often bothered by the smell of a dental environment.
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