Sedation Dentistry For A Comfortable Dental Experience
Oral & IV Sedation Dentistry in Nicosia
The dental experience becomes more comfortable than ever with Sedation Dentistry at Symeou Dental Center Nicosia.
If the thought of visiting the dentist fills you with anxiety or fear, our sedation options offer the ultimate stress-free dental care. Whether you’re seeking relief from dental anxiety, have a dental phobia, or simply want a more relaxed experience during your procedures, sedation dentistry is ideal.
Discover how conscious sedation, oral sedation, nitrous oxide, or intravenous sedation can transform your dental visits into a calm and soothing experience. Don’t let fear prevent you from achieving optimal oral health!
Find out if you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry and learn about its benefits by calling us today.
Types of Sedation
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Inhaled, this mild sedative eases anxiety and wears off quickly after treatment.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Dental phobia – the fear of dentists and dental services – is a real and common issue that prevents people from visiting the dentist, leading to more serious oral health problems.
Alleviates dental anxiety and phobia, helping patients feel more comfortable throughout the procedure.
Minimizes discomfort and pain during dental procedures.
Patients experience a distorted sense of time under sedation – few minutes can actually be an extended dental procedure.
Complex treatments are completed in fewer visits.
Improved Oral Care
Encourages people to seek the regular check-ups and treatments needed for optimal oral health.
Helps Fight Dental Phobia
Encourages patients with dental phobia to seek dental care.
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Risks and Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry
Who is A Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
If dental visits evoke anxiety or unease, sedation dentistry could be the solution you’ve been seeking.
At Symeou Dental Center, our priority is your comfort. We offer a range of sedation options tailored to your needs, ensuring a relaxed and pleasant experience.
The Sedation Dentistry Process
Our experienced dental team evaluates your medical history and discusses your concerns to determine the most suitable sedation option.
Before your procedure, we provide detailed instructions for fasting, medication, and post-op transportation arrangements.
Depending on your needs, sedation can be administered orally, intravenously, or through inhalation.
Our skilled professionals closely monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure your safety.
Under sedation, you’ll remain calm and relaxed while our experts perform the necessary dental work.
After the procedure, we allow time for the sedation to wear off, and you’ll need someone to accompany you home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is generally safe when administered by trained and experienced dental professionals who follow proper protocols and guidelines.
How long does the sedation effect last?
The duration of the sedation varies depending on the type of sedation, the dosage, and individual factors. Some people might recover more quickly than others. Your dentist will provide specific instructions regarding recovery and any precautions you should take after the procedure. Following these guidelines is important to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.
Will I be unconscious during the procedure?
Whether you will be unconscious during the dental procedure depends on the type of sedation. For example, with general anesthesia, you will be fully unconscious. However, it is better to discuss your concerns with your dentist. It’s important to have a clear understanding of the sedation method that the dentist will use and how it will affect your consciousness during dental treatment.
Can I drive myself home after sedation?
Whether you can drive yourself home after sedation depends on the type and level of sedation. For example, with oral sedation and IV sedation, it’s better to have someone to drive you back home.
With general anesthesia, you should never drive yourself home. So, it’s recommended to have someone to drive you back home.
Your safety is important; for this reason, it’s crucial to follow the guidelines provided by your dentist regarding transportation after the procedure.
Are there any age restrictions for sedation dentistry?
Age restrictions for sedation dentistry can vary based on the type of sedation and the individual’s health and circumstances. Generally, most forms of sedation dentistry are considered safe for both children and adults.
For children, consider that pediatric dentists often use nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) to help them relax during dental procedures. It’s generally safe for children, but dosages are adjusted based on age and weight.
It’s important to discuss any concerns or questions with our dentists. They will review your health history and recommend the most appropriate sedation method based on your age, health status, and the dental procedure being performed.
Are there “painless dentists” in Nicosia?
Yes! Our dental team at Symeou Dental Center Nicosia are your reliable, friendly and trusted “painless dentists,” as we perform several types of sedation to make our patients feel no pain and relax during their dental treatment. Call us today for more information!
How will I feel after sedation dentistry?
The after-effects of sedation can vary based on the type used. Some patients might feel dizzy or slightly disoriented immediately post-procedure, while others can bounce back quickly, especially after mild sedation. It’s advisable to have someone drive you home after specific sedation methods.
What should you not do before dental sedation?
Before undergoing dental sedation, following your dentist’s specific pre-sedation instructions is crucial to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Here are some general guidelines on what you should avoid:
- Smoking: Refrain from smoking for about 12 hours before sedation.
- Alcohol: Do not consume alcohol for about 24 hours before your appointment.
- Medications: Avoid taking medicines before the procedure unless approved or prescribed by your dentist. Always inform your dentist of all medications you are taking.
- Dress Comfortably: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid heavy or restrictive outfits.
Remember, these are general guidelines. It’s crucial to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon regarding specific preparations required for your dental sedation procedure.
What Our Customers Say!
20 May 2023
I had an initial consultation and panoramic x-ray with Dr Elva thereafter a cleaning, fillings and a crown. The equipment at Symeou Dental is top of the range and their service is professional!
20 May 2023
for years i was avoiding dentists, instead with these i guys i ‘ve never felt so comfy around a dentist before.! State of the art equipment, friendly / modern environment with extremely professional personnel. Def a 5 star. Not a penny less. Keep up the great work!
20 May 2023
One of the most professional clinics in Nikosia. The stuff are very friendly an du the doctors very approachable and caregiving. Nobody goes to the dentist willingly but if you need one i recommend this clinic without a question.
20 May 2023
The best dentists I have ever been to. I always feel safe and welcome! Gaetano always does pristine job with no pain. Highly recommended!
20 May 2023
Excellent dental practice which I’ve been a very happy client for many years! I love the new clinic, such a calming environment which is great! So professional and always so friendly 😊 Thank you!!
20 May 2023
By far the friendliest dentists in town. Amazing with children, extremely patient and explains every step of the way which makes children feel safe and confident. Very professional, top dental care in a hip, modern yet calming environment.