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Helping our patients be calm and comfortable while reducing uneasiness is important to our staff. Dental treatments or procedures may be necessary, but pain and anxiety do not have to be. At Premier Valley Dental, we offer various ways to relieve discomfort during treatment, including numbing through a local anesthetic, conscious sedation which can be done in our office, or we can make arrangements for unconscious sedation when needed. Each anesthetic administered is individually customized based on the patient’s physical and emotional needs.
A local anesthetic is the most common form of pain relief administered before dental treatment. It is designed to cause temporary paralysis of a specific nerve area, causing the patient to feel numb in the precise place administered. This level of anesthetic is a very low risk for any permanent troubles or damage. At times, we may use a local anesthetic in combination with conscious sedation.
We can provide various forms of conscious sedation options before surgery depending on your needs. Conscious sedation can be delivered in a few different ways, including:
The advantages of sedation for dental treatment include helping the patient be at ease and allowing us to get more accomplished at one time, meaning fewer office visits for you. Finding the right sedation is key, we want to work with each of our patients as a whole, including the physical needs and also their emotional ones. It is important to inform us of all medications you are taking, even if they seem irrelevant to your mouth.