Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Louisville, KY

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a management technique that utilizes oral medications and sometimes nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to create a state of sedation (relaxation and at times unawareness). This technique is advantageous for patients that have mild anxiety and fear. This technique may be used for children and adults depending upon the behavior of the child and the level of anxiety of the adult patient. Oral sedation is not recommended for very young children, has varying levels of success, and may be inadequate for most people.

Intravenous Moderate Sedation

During Intravenous (IV) Moderate Sedation dental procedures an IV is used to administer sedation to the dental patient. The dental patient remains somewhat awake, but will remember very little and generally feel no discomfort during the procedure.

This may be more desirable than general anesthesia and is often an option with most dental procedures, even cleanings. For patients who suffer from anxiety or fear related to dental procedures, IV Moderate Sedation allows them to manage their oral health and improve their smile without the fear of pain or discomfort during their procedure.

Moderate Sedation reduces anxiety levels, pain, and memory during your procedure, and patients are typically comfortable and deeply relaxed during their procedure.

To learn more about Moderate IV Sedation, call our office today.

Deep Sedation

There are various reasons why your dental professional might recommend deep sedation for a dental procedure. Deep sedation allows you to be essentially asleep throughout a procedure and not experience the associated pain or discomfort. Most of the time patients have no memory of their procedure when deep sedation is used.

Deep sedation is typically achieved through the use of a sedative administered through an IV at the beginning of your procedure. The procedure is closely monitored and at least three dental professionals will be in the room when you undergo deep sedation. There may also be additional equipment used during deep sedation to help maintain normal breathing.

Your dental professional will discuss the details of deep sedation with you so that together you can make the best choice for your particular needs and desires.

Moderate / Conscious Sedation

Moderate or Conscious sedation dentistry is commonly used for patients who may feel anxious or fearful during complex procedures such as root canals, cleanings, or even fillings.

With moderate/conscious sedation the patient experiences less anxiety, discomfort, and pain during their procedure. This is accomplished through a variety of methods including the use of medications and local anesthesia.

Sedation dentistry allows the patient to relax and undergo procedures that may otherwise not be feasible. With moderate sedation, the patient may get tired and may not remember the procedure.

Related Services:

Sedation Dentistry

You no longer have to be afraid to get the care you want and need. Complete treatment can be accomplished in just 1 or 2 visits. Your comfort is our primary concern.

Cosmetic

Cosmetic dentistry combines the art of aesthetics, the knowledge of dental structures, and the science behind technological innovations in order to make your teeth look and feel their best.

Headache & Jaw Pain Relief

Do you suffer from TMJ pain and headaches? When the temporomandibular joint sustains damage, the chronic pain which results can seriously impact your quality of life.

3D Digital Imaging

We are pleased to provide the latest advances in dental imaging technology in our office. It is part of our commitment to bringing you the best in patient care.

Periodontal (Gum Disease)

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, your breathing may be interrupted hundreds of times throughout a single night of sleep. In addition, you may snore loudly.

Emergency Services

Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you’re experiencing serious oral pain, please call us immediately!

Teeth Cleaning

At Moore Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Invisalign

Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long-lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Implants

Implants are made of titanium and have special coatings that encourage the fusing of human bone. The top of each implant has an internal screw channel so that crowns, bridges, and or dentures can be screwed in place.

Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Moore Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have completed thousands of fillings.

Root Canal

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.