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Sedation Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA

Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, and Nitrous Oxide in Philadelphia

Anxiety and fear of visiting the dentist are quite common.  There are many people who would prefer to live in discomfort and pain instead of visiting the dentist for treatment.

Luckily, with recent technological advancements and sedation dentistry in Philadelphia, it is now possible to decrease your nervousness.  With sedation dentistry, you have the option to be entirely at ease when you’re in the dental chair!

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to dental procedures where the patient is sedated using various methods to ensure a quick and painless dentistry procedure.  Sedation can range from a minimal level of sedation where you are awake but very calm, to general anesthesia where you will be completely unconscious.  Dr. Gorin well help you choose the right level of sedation for your visit.

Types of Sedation Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA

There are several different types of Sedation Dentistry that can be used during your visit.

  1. Oral Sedation – Oral Sedation involves the use of an oral sedative pill to reduce anxiety. Oral Sedation is more suitable for short-term dental procedures.
  2. Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is administered using a mask on the patient’s face. The use of nitrous sedation helps you to relax while remaining co-operative.  Nitrous oxide sedation is preferred for mild to moderate anxieties and wears off quickly so you can resume your activities shortly after the procedure.
  3. IV Sedation – IV (intravenous) sedation is recommended for patients with high anxiety. IV Sedation requires special preparation and licensing by your dentist, who will monitor your vital signs during the procedure to ensure everything goes well. IV Sedation is preferred when large dental procedures need completing to ensure they are finished quickly.

Dental anxiety should not prevent anyone from having a perfect, healthy smile.  Contact Jack Gorin, DDS and let Dr. Gorin be your Anti Anxiety Dentist in Philadelphia, PA.