Are You Anxious About Dental Treatment?
We know that dental treatment is not an enjoyable experience for some patients, and with other patients, even a dental cleaning can cause a feeling of dread. We take your concerns seriously and want to make sure that you never forgo treatment because you are afraid to schedule a procedure. To protect your smile and your comfort, Dr. Joseph Bedich offers sedation dentistry for all dental procedures. There are numerous reasons that you might want to see a sedation dentist in Warren, OH, including:
- You are anxious about visiting the dental office.
- You have an aversion to needles and/or dental drills.
- Local anesthetic and numbing gels do not work well for you.
- You have a small mouth or a bad gag reflex.
- Previous dental experiences were traumatic.
- You need extensive dental treatment.
- You have a severe fear of dentists.
Get the Treatment You Need Minus the Fear with Sedation Dentistry
With sedation dentistry, you are able to relax and let the anxiety melt away while Dr. Bedich improves your smile. We offer several options to suit your needs:
We offer deep sedation, which means you will not be conscious to the dental work being done at all. We have a dental anesthesiologist on call for this to provide you with the utmost care and quality of service.
Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation
Also referred to as sleep dentistry, IV sedation not only removes all anxiety, it leaves you with no memory of the procedure. Sedatives are delivered intravenously and within seconds, you will be resting comfortably. IV sedation must be performed by a trained, certified sedation dentist in Warren, OH.
This method of sedation dentistry is self-administered. Dr. Bedich will give you a prescription for a sedative, which you will take before your visit. The relaxing effects will begin before you arrive and last for several hours after you leave.
An odorless gas, nitrous oxide is breathed in via a nose mask. The euphoric effects are realized within minutes and will last only while the mask is worn. With this method of sedation dentistry, you are able to resume activities like driving or working immediately.
Topical and Local Anesthetic
The familiar gels and injections to numb a specific area before a procedure, topical and local anesthetics are applied directly to the treatment site to block the nerves.