At Kyrene Family Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry to patients who are not yet comfortable with the idea of sitting through dental surgery, let alone willingly walking into a dental office. Some of our patients in Chandler, AZ, have even become so comfortable that they were able to overcome any anxieties that they used to have and now undergo treatment without sedatives.
If you have qualms about visiting the dentist, do not worry. Dental anxiety and phobia are common among Americans, with somewhere between 30 to 40 million are reluctant to see a dental practitioner because of their concerns. This is why we take the time to ensure that our patients are well-informed about their options before undergoing a procedure.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry, also called no pain dentistry, is an option for patients who want or need to receive dental treatment but have certain anxieties about dental visits and treatments. A sedation dentist can offer various methods to treat pain and manage anxiety, which allows the patients to relax while the procedure is ongoing.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Oral Sedation is the option for patients who only need anxiety reduction. These can come in the form of pills or syrup and is usually prescribed hours before a dental appointment.
Intravenous “I.V.” Sedation
Intravenous Sedation, also known as “Twilight or Conscious Sedation,” will put you in a safe, relaxed, and comfortable state throughout your surgery. It is the most effective means of reducing awareness and anxiety for dental procedures. It is administered through an intravenous line (I.V.), and is therefore much more predictable in terms of effectiveness due to the quick onset of action. Although the patient is technically conscious throughout the procedure, in most cases, they will be completely unaware of the dental procedure. The disadvantage of conscious sedation is, of course, the increased cost and the need for an escort home after the procedure. But, for the patient who wants to be “the most” comfortable during the procedure, it is certainly the best way to go.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SEDATION DENTIST IN ARIZONA?
The kind of sedation dentist residents of Chandler should be seeing should be certified and trained to perform at least one type of sedation so that they can choose which among the available options is best for them. At Kyrene Family Dentistry, Lifeguard Anesthesia is popular among patients because of their expertise, professionalism, and admirable composure when it comes to helping their patients manage their fears and anxieties.
ABOUT LIFEGUARD ANESTHESIA
LIFEGUARD ANESTHESIA IS AN ALL CRNA PRACTICE. THAT MEANS THAT EVERY PROVIDER ON OUR TEAM IS A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST.
The miracle of anesthesia allowed pain-free surgery to become a reality. Nurse anesthesiologists, the first healthcare providers dedicated to the specialty of anesthesia, have their roots in the 1800s, when nurses first gave anesthesia to wounded soldiers on the battlefields during the Civil War. Today, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses with graduate level educations, who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. CRNAs provide anesthesia to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery and/or procedure. They are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly all rural hospitals, and the main providers of anesthesia to the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.