If you have dental anxiety in Maricopa County, New Horizon Institute is here to help. We offer a wide variety of sedation options for our patients. Whether you’re having a simple procedure like a dental filling or you’re getting dental surgery like dental implants, our sedation options allow you to relax, stay comfortable, and get the treatment you need from our experienced dental team.
Sedation dentistry uses a wide variety of sedative medications to eliminate pain, make you feel safe, and ensure your comfort during treatment. With sedation, it’s easy to get the dental treatment you need in Maricopa County, even if you have dental anxiety or are nervous about an upcoming procedure.
Implant-assisted dentures are a great option to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. While most adults with generally good health are great candidates for these assisted dentures, the decision will be made following a consultation where our low income dentists can assess the state of your oral health.
From light sedation methods like nitrous oxide, to deep sedation methods like IV sedation and general anesthesia, we offer a wide variety of types of dental sedation, suitable for every patient and every procedure at New Horizon Institute.
Laughing gas is the most minimal form of sedation. We’ll use a nose mask to pump a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen into your lungs. This makes you feel “floaty” and disconnected from what’s happening around you. However, you will remain fully conscious and responsive to commands.
Laughing gas also wears off within a few minutes, so you can drive yourself to and from our office. This is not true of other sedation methods. If you choose anything other than nitrous oxide, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from New Horizon Institute.
Oral conscious sedation uses pill-based sedatives, which you’ll take before your appointment at New Horizon Institute. The sedatives will make you feel very relaxed, calm, and groggy. You may even fall asleep or forget most of what happens during your appointment. However, you can still be woken up and respond to commands, if necessary. This makes oral conscious sedation a great option for more complex dental procedures.
IV sedation uses the same drugs as oral conscious sedation, but they're injected directly into your veins through an IV. This means they take effect faster, and have deeper effects. It’s likely that you will sleep through your entire appointment. However, you will not be “knocked out” and you can breathe on your own, which makes IV sedation distinct from general anesthesia.
General anesthesia is the deepest level of sedation, and not commonly used in dentistry. This method of sedation will make you completely unconscious, and requires the use of a breathing machine to help you breathe while you’re “under.” Because of this, general anesthesia is typically only recommended for very invasive, time-consuming dental surgeries.
As long as you do not have any health conditions that may affect your ability to be sedated, you’re a good candidate. For more information, you can contact the team at New Horizon Institute for an appointment, and discuss your sedation options and eligibility during your consultation.
If you have generally good health, you are likely a good candidate for these procedures. However, the final decision should be made after you have a consultation, so that the dentist can assess the state of your oral health and can provide you with the best options.
You might only require a singular dental implant. However, if the other teeth are damaged, implant-assisted dentures might still be a good option.
The short answer is no. Implant-assisted dentures are properly secured and you will experience no issues eating, drinking, or talking.
With the proper care, your implant-assisted dentures can last you for decades. We can offer you great maintenance tips to prolong the lifespan of your dentures as much as possible.