Sedation dentistry: A Great Option For Anxious Patients

There are many patients who fear the pain experienced during a dental treatment. Dentistry has brought about different changes that have been making the treatment easier for the patients as well as well as the dentists. Sedation dentistry is one such method that promises lesser pain and thus encourages patients to come forward for a dental treatment. The treatments that would take many months to complete are completed within just few days. These are usually performed for patients who Image
•    Hate injections
•    Cannot bear the Noises and smells that are associated with the dental treatments.
•    Fear any form of medical treatments.
It is also advised for the ones who have
•    Painful and serious dental experiences
•    Extremely sensitive teeth
•    Less Time to complete the entire treatment
•    Complex dental problems.
Sedation dentistry is performed by expert dentists while the patient is in a comfortable and a relaxing posture. This does not mean that the patient is put off to sleep or is in an unconscious state. He is completely awake and knows what is being done. But, these methods prevent him from feeling the actual pain of the treatment.
The 3 main forms of Sedation are as follows:
1.    Inhalation Sedation: This kind of sedation is also known as laughing gas, happy gas, nitrous oxide and relative analgesia.
2.    Oral Sedation: This is done using anti anxiety pills or a liquid.
3.    Intravenous Sedation: Intravenous sedation is inserting a drug into the blood stream.
ImageAlthough Sedation Dentistry is said to reduce the fear of dental treatment, we fail to understand that in some cases, it may ease the work of the dentist as well. It is, thus, important to make sure that sedation is actually required while you go ahead with a treatment. If the treatment is just a minor matter of concern, you need not prefer this. But, still, with an increase in the number of patients avoiding to come forward for a dental treatment, many expert dentists have found sedation dentistry to be a great way to encourage such patients to come and get the treatment done.

Make Your Smile Sparkling With Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser Teeth WhiteningEveryone wants shiny white teeth. But it is not easy to have such great teeth. So people are opting for different teeth whitening methods. Nowadays different teeth whitening products are available in the market and they are very popular amongst people. The latest technology that is used for teeth whitening is ‘Laser Teeth Whitening’ .

Laser teeth whitening is a procedure that is performed step-by-step in order to achieve the best results. The steps involved are screening process, pre-treatment, medication, whitening and follow-up. In the initial screening process the skilled dentist checks whether the gums are receding in order to expose significant amount of tooth root. The dentist also ensures that the teeth are dirt free and the cavities are well-treated and filled. If the cavities are not filled properly then the whitening solution may penetrate into the tooth interior. Since the teeth whitening can result into temporary sensitivity, the dentist may prescribe you to take an anti-inflammatory medication of non-steroid before the whitening session.

After this pre-treatment, the actual process of teeth whitening starts. In order to make the protection of gums a gel like substance is applied and then the whitening compound is applied to your teeth. To activate the compound a pen style laser is used which causes the foam and thus lifting the stains away. The compound is allowed to stay on the teeth for a few minutes and then removed gently. And this is the final stage to get whiter teeth as you always want. But don’t forget the follow up session of the treatment and keep smiling with nice bright teeth.