Smiles for Life Family Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Las Vegas

Do you suffer from a fear of the dentist? As your local Las Vegas dentists, we don’t take it personally, but we do want to change your mind. Whether going to the dentist makes you anxious, or you struggle with sensitive teeth (or a delicate gag reflex), our doctors can show you options in sedation dentistry to ease your experience and help you feel confident and in control at the dentist.

Don’t let Needless Worry Prevent you from Enjoying a Healthy, Well-cared for Smile.

Why Dental Health is Important

Dental health is not just about healthy teeth and gums. When you get regular dental checkups, your teeth are checked for cavities and your gums for infections. When not treated as soon as possible the infection from your mouth can get into your bloodstream and spread to the rest of your body.

Regular dental checkups help to prevent oral infections from spreading and treatment can be administered as necessary. If your fear of dentists is keeping you from your annual dental check, then you could put the health of your whole body at risk. The fear is not worth the outcome of being ill when a simple dental check could have prevented it.

Smiles for Life Dentistry Will Help You Relax With:

•Treatment administered by experienced sedation dentists

•A range of options to suit your needs, from mild to deep sedation

•Total comfort while we provide expert dental work to keep your smile healthy

•A friendly, caring touch to make you feel right at home—including warm blankets, wireless headphones and television to help you relax

Design the Experience You Desire Most

Comfort dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, refers to a range of treatments that put you at ease in the dentist’s chair, so you get the oral health care you need, without unnecessary stress.

At our office in Las Vegas, we offer:

Oral Conscious Sedation

With oral conscious sedation, one of our dental professionals will customize the dosage, taken in pill form, to provide the experience that you desire. You take the sedative before your appointment and, when the effects kick in, we begin treatment. With this type of sedation, you can choose to remain aware of everything around you, while experiencing an overall relaxed or drowsy sensation. Many people prefer oral conscious sedation because they can still feel in control of themselves even while being sedated.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an easy, effective and safe way to alleviate dental anxiety. We’ll use a mask to administer just enough sedative to keep you calm and comfortable during your appointment. All you have to do is sit back and breathe deeply—we’ll take care of the rest. By the time your visit is over, you’ll feel like your normal self.

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry, we can help you understand your options and choose a type and level of sedation that’s best for you.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation?

At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry, we have patients that request sedation for a variety of issues:

•Some people have an extremely low tolerance for pain, or they have extremely sensitive teeth and gums.

•Other people have a strong gag reflex that makes it difficult to receive dental care.

•We often suggest sedation for more complex dental work that takes longer to complete.

•And sometimes, a patient is simply too stressed out, or afraid, to visit the dentist without sedation.

•Patients with psychological disorders like anxiety or claustrophobia could greatly benefit from sedation dentistry. However, we will first ensure that the sedation can be safely given along with any existing medication, before proceeding.

None of these factors should stop you from getting the expert preventative and corrective dental care that you need to maintain a healthy smile for life!

Feel at ease in your smile. Sedation dentistry is a proven safe and effective way to overcome common physical and psychological obstacles so that you can experience dental care with ease.

Expertise that will put You at Ease

At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry our team of dental professionals are here for you. If you think sedation could improve your dental care experience, we’ll set up a consultation to help you understand your options and answer all of your questions.

Sedation is safe and effective for most people, but there are some factors to consider that could lead to complications (such as obesity or sleep apnea). During your consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history and current health picture to see if you’re a good candidate.

Do let us know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding when you come in for a consultation. It would also be helpful if you could let us know of any ongoing medical conditions you suffer from or any drug allergies that you have.

If sedation dentistry is appropriate, Smiles for Life Family Dentistry will help you determine what method or treatment option makes the most sense for you.

Our priorities are your safety, oral health and comfort.

Why Sedation Dentistry is Useful

Teeth that do not receive the required care can cause bad breath, toothaches, damaged gums and loss of teeth and bone structure. Sedation helps you relax and takes away your pain and discomfort while the dentist examines you and treats your condition.

Without sedation, a lot less people would visit dentists and a lot of health problems that could be avoided will arise. If the doctors determine that sedation is safe for you, you will do well to take advantage of this medical marvel and get your treatment done.

Helpful Tip

Bring someone along with for your dental visit if you are going to be under sedation. In case you are a bit groggy after the procedure, it would be safer to have someone drive you home.

Relax, We’ll Take Care of You

Smiles for Life Family Dentistry wants you to have the peace of mind that comes with a positive experience at the dentist because everyone deserves the benefits of lifelong oral health. To see if sedation dentistry can help you, call us today or schedule an appointment online.