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Sedation Dentistry Charleston WV


Advances in dentistry have made it easier for both patients and professionals to carry out even the most complex surgical procedures with minimal discomfort.

Still, some individuals feel insecure and avoid treating their dental issues for long periods of time due to their anxiety about the procedures.

This can be quite a mistake, especially when you consider that many oral health issues can worsen over time if left untreated.

Here at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, we understand your concerns and are pleased to offer various types of sedation options so you can feel as safe and comfortable as possible while in our care.

Should I Receive Sedation?


Deciding the type of sedation you would need, or if you need it at all, will be determined during the assessment prior to any procedure you have with us.

Each patient has their own needs, so you will need to discuss your medical history and past experiences with anesthesia with us before we begin.

Dental sedation is commonly used in individuals with strong gag reflexes, low pain tolerance, sensitive teeth, or dental phobias.

Some patients can do just fine without it, but even then, it may be recommended during long or highly stimulating procedures, including full mouth reconstructions, multiple tooth replacements with dental implants, bone and gum grafts, or treatment of oral pathologies.


Types Of Sedation


Nitrious Oxide Dentistry


The different sedation options are categorized in levels.

Minimal sedation, for instance, provides mild relaxation and full consciousness. It is widely-known as "laughing gas" which is nitrous oxide breathed in through a mask.

The sedative effects of the gas start almost right after you put on the mask, and they also fade away shortly after you pull it off.

Minimal Sedation


Local anesthesia, which is used to numb regions receiving a procedure to avoid discomfort, is also considered minimal sedation.

Oral Sedation Dentistry


Oral sedation involves the use of prescribed pills and leaves you in a mild to moderate drowsiness state, where you will be able to communicate and know what is happening at all times.

However, you may forget what happened during the operation afterward.

The pills used in this type of sedation usually take effect an hour following ingestion.

IV Sedation Dentistry


Deeper sedation techniques include the intravenous injection of a sedation drug (IV sedation) through one of your hands or arms.

It will make you serene and barely aware of the procedure.

Our team can adjust the dose throughout specific parts of surgery so you can communicate with us, and you will be carefully monitored while being sedated.

A Patient with sedation specialist at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Charleston, WV

What To Expect After Being Sedated For Dental Treatment


Higher levels of sedation can make you feel groggy for hours after the procedure, or even the entire day (such as in the case of IV sedation or general anesthesia).

You can expect to feel completely normal the next morning.

It is important, if not obligatory, that you bring someone with you who can drive you home and help you out while being woozy.

You may also experience mild amnesia and forget what happened after you are sedated.


Dental Sedation in Charleston WV


Here at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, we will be happy to answer all of your questions.

For more information about your sedation options, or to set up an appointment at our office, please contact us at 304-343-5161 or visit one of our locations!

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


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