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Do you have dental fear or anxiety?  We understand that a large number of individuals are so nervous or fearful of going to the dentist, and many of them experience such a degree of anxiety that they do not go to a dentist at all. Dental avoidance can have serious effects on your oral health and ultimately overall health and wellness.

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maryam Horiyat, offers sedation (sleep) dentistry to help you to relinquish the fear barrier keeping you from having a better-looking tooth and make your procedure virtually painless and stress-free. With our sedation solutions, your dental visit will be more comfortable, relaxing, and pleasant.

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Sedation & Anxiety-free Options at Aria Dental

Oral Conscious

Also known as “oral pre-medication”, oral conscious sedation is provided by our sedation-certified dentist, Dr. Horiyat at Aria Dental. Oral Sedation is considered a moderate & excellent choice for needle-phobic patients and is specifically tailored to optimize each patient’s comfort. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Horiyat and her team carefully monitor then you take sedative medication to induce a moderate state of sedation by dulling your senses. As a result, patients usually cannot remember the pain, noise, or smell associated with a dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is another sedation option that we offer at Aria Dental. Nitrous sedation is a mild choice and less potent than oral and IV sedation; it is inhaled through the nose during the entire procedure. Nitrous Oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. Recovery is quick, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.

I.V. Sedation

Administered by our anesthesiologist (MD) or oral surgeon, Intravenous (IV) sedation is the strongest form of sedation that is offered at Aria Dental for adults and children’s dental treatments and in-depth oral surgeries. IV sedation results in highly efficient sedation. Our patients who have previously experienced IV sedation in our office report that they felt like they slept deeply through the entire procedure and do not remember their procedures. Like oral sedation, patients must arrange transportation to and from our office.
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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Equals Comfort, Safety, and Efficiency

Sedation dentistry, sometimes called ‘sleep dentistry’ is a modern solution and alternative to traditional treatment that effectively allows you to relax and diminishes sensation by its amnesiac effect, so you have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort. Sedation can be used for every procedure from simple tooth cleaning to invasive procedures.

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Is Dental Sedation Safe?

Oral sedation is safe and rarely interacts with other medications you are taking, but you should consult with Dr. Horiyat about prescription, over-the-counter medication, or supplements you are taking. You should also mention any prior allergic reactions to medications, and whether you have a heart condition or any other medical conditions.

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Types of Sedation in Dentistry

With modern Anesthesia Technology, our team at Aria Dental is proud to offer several methods of sedation and anesthesia to ensure patients are completely comfortable throughout the most complex dental procedures.

NITROUS OXIDE (Laughing Gas) is used as mild sedation and is still one of the most popular types of sedation. Nitrous Oxide is inhaled through the nose during the entire procedure. Nitrous Oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. Recovery is quick, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.

ORAL PRE- MEDICATION (Oral Conscious Sedation) is an excellent choice for needle-phobic patients. Before your treatment, you need to take a prescribed sedative medication to induce a moderate state of sedation by dulling your senses. As a result, patients usually cannot remember the pain, noise, or smell associated with a dental procedure.

INTRAVENOUS “I.V.” sedation is a moderate type of sedation. Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation often report feeling like they slept deeply through the entire procedure. IV sedation is administered by our anesthesiologist or oral surgeon.

HOSPITAL BASED GENERAL ANESTHESIA*is inpatient general anesthesia which is used for those who need an extensive face, jaw, and mouth reconstruction such as TMJ surgery. It could be used in patients with certain disabilities such as down syndrome who cannot use Papoose, or physical restraint. We do not offer this type of sedation at our facility.

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*Since this Hospital Based General Anesthesia needs to be done at a hospital, Aria Dental does not offer it. 

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Sedation Dentistry FAQ

If fear and anxiety is preventing you from attaining the oral health you need, sedation dentistry can help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable during your dental visit at Aria Dental. While many individuals will qualify for dental sedation, not all people are candidates for it.

A consultation with Dr. Horiyat before any treatment is necessary to thoroughly assess your current health status, medical history, medications, and dental treatment concerns. This dental consultation can assure you if you are indeed a good candidate for sedation and the most suitable sedation method.

In general, the patients are so relaxed and comfortable that do not feel any pain or discomfort with any of our sedation methods. However, our doctors are constantly monitoring the patient to make sure desired and adequate level of sedation is provided.

The effect of sedation on each person is different based on many factors, including the type of sedation you receive. Oral sedation method usually last anywhere from two to eight hours after procedure, but full recovery from the effects of the sedation can take up to 24 hours. Thus, we recommend no driving, machinery

Virtually all forms of medications, including oral sedatives or IV sedations, have some risks and possible side effects.  Pain medication or sedative agents can, among other things, alter a patient’s judgment and work performance, and the patient should plan accordingly.

The most common side effects are hiccups and possibly dry mouth. If you manifest any of these symptoms, you will most likely not remember them after the sedation effects are gone.

Occasionally the patient may experience allergic, idiosyncratic, or paradoxical reactions to the sedative and can be prevented by thoroughly reviewing your medical history of the patient before their treatment appointment, in these cases, an alternative medication or sedation method may be used.

With anxiolysis, the patient may experience relaxation or drowsiness, a reduced sense of fear or anxiety, increased tolerance to discomfort, an altered perception of time, tingling sensations, giddiness, or lightheadedness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, nausea, hallucinations, or dreams. Less common side effects include blurred vision, memory loss (which many people deem desirable for dental treatment), or “rebound insomnia’” for several days.

We would always advise you to have a someone drive and stay with you after oral conscious sedation and IV sedation; we also advise avoid any machinery activities or any tasks that are involved with cognitive thinking. However, these restrictions do not apply with nitrous oxide sedation, you may be able to drive afterward.

If you are considering sedation dentistry or would like to learn about the benefits of sedation techniques, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Horiyat or call our office today.

Don't Let Anxiety Keep You from Getting the Care You Need!

Did you know that any minor to major oral health conditions, if left undiagnosed and untreated can lead not only to severe oral conditions but also damage many vital organs and cause many severe physiological conditions? For this reason, we emphasize the importance of never delaying your oral care based on fear or anxiety about visiting your dentist. Our certified oral sedation dentist, Dr. Horiyat, and our anesthesiologist provide you with a calm, efficient, and stress-free dental experience. Dr. Horiyat and her team will do everything in their power to provide the personalized care and attention that you deserve the most.

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