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Sedation

Sedation

Sedation Dentistry in Gulfport, Mississippi

Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients — who might otherwise avoid the dentist — to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile. Here at Gulf Coast Dental, we’re happy to offer solutions for our patients to make their dental visits as comfortable as possible.

Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon and the team at Gulf Coast Dental can sympathize. We’ll do our best to make you as comfortable as possible while we work to give you a beautiful smile. For trusted dental care in Mississippi, you need Gulf Coast Dental. Reach out to us today!

The Gulf Coast Dental Team

At Gulf Coast Dental, we specialize in both nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia for our patients. We’re committed to providing our customers with the best in dental care. We want to give our customers the smile they deserve, so we prioritize comfort alongside the most advanced practices in dental service.

Whether you’re concerned about discomfort or suffer from anxiety, our team is here to help. We can utilize local anesthesia, topical anesthetic or nitrous oxide sedation to make your dental visit a success. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our team for more information.

What To Expect With Sedation

Not every customer needs sedation, and not every dental visit requires it, either. Your dentist may use sedation in the following scenarios:

  • Oral surgery
  • Extractions
  • If dental anesthetics aren’t effective
  • For patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction
  • Relax overactive gag reflexes

Sedation makes stressful, potentially painful dental services less trying. Depending on the extent of the anxiety, phobia or discomfort, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. A local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain.

At Gulf Coast Dental, our team is licensed to utilize nitrous oxide to make some of our services more comfortable. If you suffer from anxiety when visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide can help you relax before your dentist begins your treatment.

Local Anesthesia

Your dentist will use local anesthesia to prevent pain in a specific area while filling cavities, treating gum disease or preparing teeth for crowns. This will numb your mouth by blocking the nerves that transmit the pain.

This is how it works: first, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area. Then, your dentist will inject the local anesthetic so that you don’t feel a thing. Local anesthesia eliminates the pain and allows your oral care to be completed effortlessly.

Trust Your Smile To Gulf Coast Dental

Sedation can help you take advantage of beneficial dental services without the pain. Always discuss with your dentist what is the best option for you. For more information about sedation dentistry, please reach out to our office today!

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