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Anchorage's Family Dentistry Professionals Offer Sedation Dentistry Services June 1, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Anchorage's Family Dentistry Professionals Offer Sedation Dentistry Services, Anchorage, Alaska

Many people are frightened of going to the dentist, especially when there’s more than just a simple checkup involved. However, modern family dentistry has come a long way in reducing pain and discomfort, and sedation dentistry is giving patients even more peace of mind. Anchorage residents can turn to the experts at Family First Dentistry. They offer numerous services, including teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry, and strive to make their patients comfortable at all times.

To ensure patient comfort, these family dentistry professionals provide a wide array of sedation dentistry services, including these effective methods:

  • Intravenous Sedation: Though rarely used in a dentist’s office and then only for short procedures, this method involves administering an anesthetic by injection. It’s effective, works rapidly, and allows the dentist to adjust the level of sedation.
  • Oral Sedation: This type of sedation is administered to patients in the form of a pill. It will cause them to feel sleepy and unaware of their surroundings. Similar to intravenous sedation, this method works rapidly and is best for shorter procedures.
  • family dentistryInhalation Analgesia: In this form of sedation, the patient inhales oxygen and nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, through a mask. It’s one of the best-known forms of sedation dentistry and leaves patients feeling relaxed. 
  • Local Anesthesia: With this form of sedation dentistry, the family dentistry professional will put a numbing cream on the patient’s gums before injecting the anesthesia into their mouth using needles. This is the most common method of sedation dentistry and is used in a wide array of procedures.

If you feel nervous about an upcoming procedure, it’s important to discuss your anxiety with your dentist. They can provide more information about sedation dentistry and the benefits of using it during the treatment. For more information about the dental experts at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, visit them online or give them a call at (907) 562-2820.  

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