Patients who want to visit the dentist and enjoy a positive experience may want to learn more about
sedation dentistry in Springfield. Dr. Kanorwalla, dentist of Vanguard Dental, provides area patients
with treatments that are comfortable and relaxing. While these are words not often associated with
dental visits, patients are at ease with sedation methods available through our practice. Two commonly
used sedatives are nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous oxide has been dubbed as “laughing gas.” It can make some patients happy and giddy, while it can make others tired and restful. In most cases, patients are put at ease by breathing in this special gas. It works immediately, and is perfect for patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, are undergoing long treatment sessions, or for those who deal with a severe gag reflex. For mild to moderate cases of anxiety, nitrous oxide is often sufficient.
Patients with extreme fears of the dentist may benefit from oral conscious sedation. Patients take this medication approximately one hour before their dental appointment. This can put them at ease and relax them. Patients are transported to the dental office for their treatment by a friend, family member, or coworker, as they are not allowed to drive while under the influence of this medication. They arrive relaxed and conscious, and can follow simple instructions and answer questions from the dentist. The dental service is completed while patients are relaxed, and they are taken home to rest until the sedative wears off. When they wake up from their nap, they may have little to no recollection of the dental visit, yet have completed the dental work necessary to improve the health and/or beauty of their smile.
Patients seeking a less anxiety-ridden visit to the dental chair can enjoy the advantages of sedation dentistry. At Vanguard Dental, we are happily serving families in Wilbraham, Hampden, Ludlow, East Longmeadow, Chicopee, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard, Belchertown, Palmer and Granby. Dr. Kanorwalla treats both children and adults, while providing a large variety of cosmetic and general dental procedures. Call today to schedule an initial consultation visit and learn about sedation dentistry in Springfield!
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