Undergoing dental procedures can cause anxiety, especially for those with phobias or who have difficulty controlling movements.
Sedation can help induce relaxation and keep patients comfortable while receiving the care they need and deserve.
At Utah Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Orem and Saratoga Springs, UT, our doctors offer various types of sedation dentistry.
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At Utah Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer every level of sedation. We perform the majority of procedures in-house using light, conscious, or deep sedation. Dr. Burton also offers general anesthesia at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Timpanogos Hospital for patients who qualify.
Dr. Christopher Burton and Dr. Jared Rasmussen are skilled and experienced. They have undergone advanced training in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery. To learn more about the dentistry treatments and sedation options we offer, request an appointment at our Orem or Saratoga Springs, UT, locations. You can also call our practice at (801) 224-1200.
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Dental Sedation Induces Feelings of Relaxation and Comfort
What are my sedation options?
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that is administered through a nosepiece. You will be asked to breathe in normally through your nose, and the effects are usually felt within three to five minutes. Typically, patients are still well aware of their surroundings, but will be in a much more relaxed, carefree state. Nitrous oxide levels can be adjusted throughout the duration of your dental treatment. Once the procedure is complete, you will breathe in pure oxygen to flush the gas out of your system.
This sedative is administered in pill or liquid form, and is usually given to the patient 30 to 60 minutes before dental treatment begins. These medications can be taken alone or combined with other types of sedation. Our dentists will determine the proper dosage according to your age, weight, and unique dental needs. Most often, your medication will be administered upon arrival to our office. If you have severe anxiety, our dentist may also prescribe oral sedatives for you to take the night before your appointment.
Intravenous, or IV sedation, is frequently used for oral surgery procedures such as extractions, bone grafts, and dental implant placement. This deep sedation option delivers medication directly to the bloodstream. We will place the IV in your arm or hand. Next, the appropriate sedatives will be administered. Our team can adjust sedation levels according to your specific needs, and we can even reverse the effects of the medication if necessary. During the procedure, your oxygen levels, blood pressure, and heart rate will be closely monitored.
Patients who choose general anesthesia will receive care from our dentist, Dr. Burton, in a hospital setting. This form of sedation works by interrupting nerve signals throughout your body and brain. As a result, your brain will not process pain and you will not remember what happened during the procedure. Unlike conscious sedation, general anesthesia requires intubation. This will ensure that you receive plenty of oxygen during your dental care appointment. Once the procedure is complete, you will be moved into recovery so our team can monitor you while you wake up.
I'm having an oral surgery procedure. Should I opt for sedation?
Typical Uses of Sedation Dentistry
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Dental Implant Placement
I've heard this type of treatment is expensive. How can I afford sedation?
Paying for Sedation Dentistry
The cost of your dentistry visit will depend on several factors, including the type of procedure, length of surgery, and your unique dental needs. During an initial consultation, our dentists can tell you what to expect in terms of treatment fees.
At our practice in Saratoga Springs and Orem, UT, our team believes that everyone should have access to quality dental care. That's why we offer a range of financial options for your convenience. We accept most major dental insurance plans, and our team is happy to file claims on your behalf. In addition, we also offer alternative payment options. For example, those without dental insurance can take advantage of our special offer, which includes consultation, x-rays, removal of up to four teeth, and sedation for $1,000.
To learn more about your options, schedule a visit at our dentistry practice.
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