At Railroad Dental Associates we’ll take care of all your dental needs as we’re able to offer everything from Sedation Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Surgery procedures, Emergency Dental, and Periodontist services.
Board certified anesthesiologists can also provide IV sedation for patients who prefer to sleep through their procedures. The 3 Main Types of Sedation Dentistry:
- Oral Conscious Sedation. With oral conscious sedation, patients will be conscious, yet deeply relaxed. The patient will take an oral medication that is completely safe and affordable. Once the medication begins to take effect, patients will still be able to respond to requests and speak.
- Inhalation Sedation. With inhalation sedation, oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will be used to help your body completely relax. This method has been used for years, and it is the most popular type of sedation dentistry.
- General Anesthesia. With this type of sedation dentistry patients are given an IV, where the drugs will be administered. Patients are completely sedated when general anesthesia is used. The IV is given by a licensed anesthesiologist, and the patient will be monitored throughout their procedure.
Oral Surgeons are trained and specialize in:
- Evaluation, planning a course and placement of dental implants to replace one tooth or multiple missing teeth.
- Trauma and injuries to the face, jaw, mouth and teeth.
- Diagnosis and treatment of facial pain.
- Diagnosis and treatment of tumors or cysts in the maxillofacial region.
- Dentoalveolar surgery including wisdom teeth removals.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Some common symptoms of periodontal disease are:
- Red, puffy or bleeding gums
- Foul odor or taste in your mouth
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Gums that recede, or shrink, and make the teeth appear longer