Clermont & Lake Nona Sedation Dentistry
At Oral-Facial Surgical Arts, PA, we understand the anxiety that can come with seeing a dental surgeon. The teeth are highly sensitive parts of the body, and people often express fear regarding a mere dental cleaning. It’s no wonder that oral surgery often evokes an even greater response.
Fortunately, we provide safe and professional Lake Nona & Clermont sedation dentistry. With this service, you will be relaxed enough to comfortably sleep through your entire procedure.
Sedation dentistry gives patients control over their anxiety, knowing they have the option to be consciously absent during their dental surgery. Often times, our patients find that their appointment is over before they even knew it started.
How It Works
Generally speaking, dental sedation is applied through a combination of inhaled gases and intravenous medications. The effect of these medications is either to induce a deep state of relaxation, or to put you asleep entirely. With our Clermont & Lake Nona sedation dentistry, you will feel no pain or anxiety throughout your dental procedure.
Forms of Dental Anesthesia
This blocks pain signals from specific areas of the body through medication called “local anesthetics”, which are usually delivered by injection. Local anesthetics are applied to the areas where work will be performed, numbing the area and blocking out any pain. Local anesthetics are not injected into the bloodstream and produce no alteration of consciousness.
Local anesthetics can also be applied through liquid or gel directly to the skin. When delivered in this form, the medicine is often referred to as a “topical anesthetic”.
This is usually achieved by inhaling nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”, although it can also be administered in the form of a pill. Generally speaking, this method is combined with a local anesthetic to produce both numbness in the area being worked on and a state of relaxation.
This is often applied through intravenous medications, inducing deep sleep. Once general anesthesia is administered, you won’t even know that your procedure is taking place.
This is the strongest form of sedation, it is often used during dental surgery. If you have a high tolerance for the medications used in sedation, you may also require general anesthesia.
As Oral-Facial Surgical Arts, PA specializes in dental surgery of all kinds, we are highly experienced when it comes to general anesthesia. There’s no reason to have anxiety regarding your dental procedure. It will be over in the blink of an eye!
Why Choose Oral-Facial Surgical Arts, PA for Your Dental Surgery?
As a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Clermont and Lake Nona, Dr. Achong has all of the professional training and experience you need to feel confident about your dental procedure. Dr. Achong received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from the University of Toronto, and his Doctorate in Dentistry with honors at Harvard University. He has also obtained a Medical Degree and received a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Louisiana State University.
With plenty of training and years of experience, Dr. Achong is the expert you can rely on for Clermont and Lake Nona sedation dentistry.