Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Sedation Dentistry

With sedation dentistry, you can receive the necessary oral health care sedatives to calm and relax you before any procedures are to be given. With the use of sedation dentistry, you can find yourself being at ease rather than being stressed and anxious if your teeth and gums need any kind of dental work. Sedation dentistry is extremely helpful for individuals suffering from dental anxiety or those in need of complex procedures.

If you need to visit your dentist for dental work and are constantly worried about painful sensations or discomfort that you may experience, speak with your dentist about the use of a sedative. Oftentimes, many individuals go with gas station as they can prove to be effective for calming and relaxing individuals before minor treatments can be given.

However, if you require a stronger oral health care procedure, a stronger sedative may also be needed as well. For adjustable sedatives in which dosages can be changed, oral sedation and intravenous sedation are effective. With oral sedation, a pill can be ingested in which you will become groggy or even fall asleep. However, it often takes an entire hour before it kicks in. Alternatively, intravenous sedatives are directly injected into your veins and will go to work almost immediately.

For the highest level of sedation, consider the use of general anesthesia, also known as deep sedation. Anesthesia can put a patient into a state of unconsciousness from which they will not awake unless the anesthesia wears off.

Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with sedation dentistry. If you wish to visit the dental office of Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California, you can book an exam by calling us at (209) 549-1721. Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our entire team look forward to providing you with the sedation dentistry treatments you need.

Tips to Make Child Tooth Care a Breeze

Our team at Gill Family Dentistry is committed to supporting parents of young children in encouraging healthy oral habits that can last a lifetime. Your child’s oral hygiene habits depend on a good foundation of tooth care that keeps dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay at bay.

To help you encourage your child to have oral hygiene, we are pleased to offer some insights into brushing and flossing. Convincing your child to brush their teeth twice a day is easier if they have a fun child-sized toothbrush and tasty-flavored toothpaste that makes brushing fun.

Flossing is another critical component of maintaining oral health, yet children often find it challenging for a while because their mouths have much less space and it’s not easy to reach every single tooth. For the first several years, you can help your child floss properly by wrapping the floss string around your pinky fingers to increase your reach to the molars and premolars. Children often thrive on encouragement such as receiving fun stickers that showcase consistency in their oral care habits.

As your child becomes more efficient and able, they can begin cleaning their own teeth with helpful tools like floss sticks, which many children find does the trick until they are ready to use traditional dental floss. Furthermore, you may find that a waxed dental floss is much easier for your child and prevents them from forcing the string between teeth and damaging their gums. Another option for your child is to use dental tape to clean around their teeth.

If you would like to receive further helpful tips on establishing good oral hygiene for children in Modesto, California, please feel free to call Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill.