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Sedation Dentistry In Spartanburg, SC

What Are The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a great way to feel more relaxed and comfortable during your appointment at Skylyn Dental. Using the latest sedation techniques, our Spartanburg team can provide you with your desired level of sedation and keep you feeling safe throughout your treatment.

Sedation dentistry helps fight back against dental anxiety, keeps you feeling comfortable during long appointments, and helps prevent feelings of pain and discomfort. It even helps with strong gag reflexes and the fear of needles, such as numbing needles. Contact us now to schedule an appointment and get started with sedation dentistry in Spartanburg.

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What You Can Expect From Sedation

Before you can be sedated at our office, you’ll need to discuss your health history, medications, and other information with Dr. Paul Gibas, Dr. John Dunbar, or Dr. Adam Brantley. This ensures that you’re a good candidate for sedation during your dental treatment and that we choose the right type of sedation for you.

During your appointment, your experience will vary depending on the type of sedation you choose. With laughing gas, you’ll remain fully conscious but disconnected from what happens around you. With oral, pill-based sedation, you will feel drowsy, and you may fall asleep or forget what happens to you. And with IV sedation, you’ll likely sleep through the entire appointment at our Spartanburg office.

Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

In this type of sedation, Dr. Paul Gibas, Dr. John Dunbar, or Dr. Adam Brantley will place a comfortable mask over your nose and face. Then, he will administer a mixture of pure oxygen and nitrous oxide, which will make you feel calm, happy, and euphoric. You will remain fully awake and responsive to commands, but you will not feel fear or anxiety.

IV Sedation

This method of sedation uses the same type of drugs as oral sedation, but they are delivered through an IV directly into your bloodstream. This means they take effect more quickly, and have a more intense effect. Most people who get IV sedation will sleep peacefully through their entire appointment.

See What’s Right For You

We offer a wide variety of options for sedation in Spartanburg, and with our New Patient Special, you can explore all of your choices, get the dental care you need, and feel calm and safe throughout your entire appointment at Skylyn Dental Associates.

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What To Expect After Sedation

If you choose nitrous sedation, you can drive back home or even back to work, and get back to your day-to-day routine right away. Its effects wear off after about 5 minutes and are very limited.

However, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation have longer-lasting effects. You will need to have someone drive you home, as you should not operate a car for at least 4-6 hours after your treatment. You should plan accordingly. If you do not have someone to care for you after your appointment, you will not be able to be sedated during your appointment at Skylyn Dental Associates in Spartanburg.