Did you know that nearly half of the adult population in the US has true dental fear or dental phobia? Most commonly the result of very bad past experience(s), dental phobia ranks in the top 3 phobias in adults. Other contributing factors to dental anxieties are feelings of loss of control, embarrassment, needles, the drill, and dental smells. The Atlanta Dental Spa team understands these fears and anxieties which is why we created our practices in a way that gets rid of many of these “old school” practices.
When you walk through our doors, you will not even feel like you’re at the dentist. Dental anxiety is an all-too-real problem for many and our aim is to make your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We have a full range of sedation options, including oral pills, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide. You’re sure to find a solution that works best for your needs.
Conscious sedation is a safe, controlled, and reversible option for the reduction of anxiety, memory, and time perception during a procedure. It can be administered orally or intravenously and produces a shallow state of sedation which allows the patient to maintain control of safety, reflexive functions, and cognitive response.
This method was originally intended for use by cardiac patients with a history of heart disease in order to provide the most secure possible treatment for at-risk patients. At Atlanta Dental Spa, each of our patients receives the safest and most gentle sedation treatment options available.
A lot of people think IV sedation may not be safe for them. Dental anxiety is actually why IV sedation was introduced into dentistry. Being scared, nervous, and having extra anxiety can trigger cardiac events. When you’re under IV sedation you’re very calm, mild manner, nothing is upsetting, and your anxiety level is so low that your procedure can be done in a much safer health environment.
Also, if you have a high blood pressure episode, we have direct access to give you medications to keep you at a very safe, controlled level. That can’t be done if you aren’t on an IV. But IV sedation isn’t just for folks who have medical conditions. Pure anxiety is reason enough.
The first thing we’ll do is meet you and find out about you, understand what you’re scared about, and what your medical history is. This will allow us to treat you safely and predictably, and understand what it is that we need to do and how we can maximize your dental appointment.
We’ll determine if IV sedation is a good option for you when you come in for your consultation. During the procedure, we’ll give you a combination of medications that minimize how much you remember. Your 2-hour appointment may only seem like it takes 20 minutes! We will make you totally comfortable, and we will minimize swelling and discomfort post-procedure.
Atlanta Dental Spa provides safe and simple solutions to your dental anxiety. We take our patients through a consultation that covers medical history, anxiety history, and a discussion of concerns and fears.
We manage anxiety using three methods including conscious sedation, pre-op preparation, and nitrous oxide. To encourage relaxation and provide a comfortable, relaxing environment, we provide noise-canceling headphones, shaded eyewear, and HD TVs.
Also commonly referred to as laughing gas, this method is ideal for those requiring quick recovery following a procedure. Nitrous oxide can be administered and quickly flushed out by oxygen within minutes.
Following a nitrous oxide treatment, the patient will leave Atlanta Dental Spa as alert and bright-eyed as upon arrival.
Oral sedation dentistry comprises a tiny pill, which is safe and will allow you to undergo multiple procedures at once, and you won’t even know you went to the dentist! This tiny pill calms all nerves and takes you into a twilight sedated state.
While you’re sedated, our team of dentists performs your procedures. When you “wake up” you’re back home and comfortable. It’s that simple!
The most comprehensive – and safest – sedation procedure. By having direct access to your circulatory system, we can take you to a deeper level of sedation by using modern sedation medications, such as Versed, Fentanyl, and Toradol, etc.
Your blood pressure, heart rate, and the amount of oxygen in your blood are continuously monitored by the Atlanta Dental Spa team.
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