Modern dentistry offers a number of safe and effective numbing agents. These medications relax a patient’s muscles and the nerves in the jaw so that the patient feels little to no pain and discomfort during the procedure. The patient will still be able to respond to simple commands from the dentist, but in most cases, they will not remember any parts of the procedure at all. Thanks to advances in painless dentistry, patients are more comfortable with going to the dentist than ever before.
Common Painless Dentistry Techniques
At Lagos Periodontics & Dental Implants, patients can expect to receive effective and compassionate treatment from our skilled staff. Our practice is proud to provide a wide range of painless dentistry techniques, such as:
For patients who experience some anxiety about their dental treatment, we might recommend nitrous oxide or oral sedation to help put them at ease and make their visit much more comfortable. We can also administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area so that patients do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Most of the time, however, there is no need for local anesthetic because the treatment is very gentle and painless.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This sedation method is commonly known as laughing gas or happy gas due to its euphoric effects. The gas is inhaled through a mask that is placed over your nose and mouth. As you inhale, the gas relaxes your muscles and reduces your anxiety. You will stay awake during the sedation and will not feel any pain during your treatment. When the procedure is over, the mask is removed, and the sedative wears off quickly. You will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
In today’s day and age, many patients prefer to be totally relaxed and comfortable while getting dental treatments. Because of this, we offer oral sedation to his patients to help them stay calm and relaxed during their treatments. With this sedation option, you will not have to feel any discomfort or pain during your dental procedures. This will ensure that you are completely relaxed throughout your treatment so that you will not have to worry about feeling pain or discomfort and will be able to wake up to a beautiful new smile!
Most people have anxiety about going to the dentist, and that nervousness affects their oral health in a number of ways. At Lagos Periodontics & Dental Implants, we offer something called “IV sedation” to help patients relax during their dental treatments.
The sedative medications are administered directly into your bloodstream, which means you’ll feel a very light level of relaxation within minutes of receiving the medication. However, you’ll still be conscious enough to answer questions and follow directions from your dentist.
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise in preventive periodontics, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, and dental implants. To schedule an appointment, call us at 760-568-3421 or visit our practice at 36945 Cook St., Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92260.