At Bellevue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in addressing many complex dental issues that require skilled surgical intervention such as apicectomies, facial trauma, bone grafts, complex extractions, orthognathic surgery and more. As the prospect of any kind of medical procedure, especially one that is surgical in nature conjure feelings of anxiety in many patients, we also offer the options in dental sedation. Dr. Kyle Smith is an experienced in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is a qualified Omaha sedation dentist who offers multiple levels of sedation depending on the procedure and the degree of anxiety of the patient. Whatever your surgical dental care needs may be, Dr. Smith is well equipped to make your visit comfortable and stress free.
Depending on your unique needs and level of apprehension, your Omaha sedation dentist will determine the form of sedation that is most suitable for your treatment. Types of sedation commonly used for dental procedures include nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, or IV sedation, an option typically offered in cases of more severe anxiety or phobia. Dr. Smith will carefully examine your medical records, taking into account any existing health conditions prior to prescribing sedation. You can trust that we will cautiously monitor the dosage and effects of your sedation, always prioritizing your safety and overall health.
A commonly used sedation option is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a gas that can be inhaled through the nose during treatment and acts almost immediately. As a safe, effective, and fast-acting option, nitrous oxide can ease your nerves and make your procedure much more comfortable. Because its effects wear off rather quickly, you will not require an escort to drive you home. In some cases, oral sedatives can be prescribed and taken in advance of treatment. Oral sedatives induce feelings of calming relaxation, and the effects can last for hours after the appointment. Typically, patients taking an oral sedative prior to a procedure require an escort both to and from the office. The same is true with IV sedation, as sedatives are directly supplied to your bloodstream, providing immediate, and long-lasting effects. For more complex surgical procedures or to provide care for patients with special needs or complex medical conditions, Dr. Smith can provide care in a hospital setting with general anesthesia.
At Bellevue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, your Omaha sedation dentist is dedicated to making your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To schedule your next appointment call today!