There are patients who choose not to go to dentist because of fear and because of the anticipation of pain. For those patients, Dr. Max Lingo of Evansville, Indiana, offers sedation dentistry! Our sedation dentistry options are ideal for those who want to enjoy a comfortable experience, or ease the anxiety about their dental care. Dr. Lingo is a trained and licensed sedation dentist and utilizes strict safety precautions during treatment.
Two Types of Sedation Dentistry:
Oral Conscious Sedation (OCS)
Oral conscious sedation utilizes prescription sedatives that are taken before the patient’s appointment. And while one is very sleepy and relaxed, they will still be able to verbalize wants and needs. Most, however, report that they feel as if they are dreaming right through the entire visit and don’t recall a thing! You will feel relaxed as your treatment ends and you head home to recover. Since it takes a few hours for medications to wear off, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your visit with us.
Nitrous Oxide gas is used during inhalation sedation to help create a relaxed sensation as you sit through your dental procedure. The gas is easily adjusted higher and lower, providing just the right amount of relaxation under Dr. Max Lingo’s care. It can be used for any dental procedure and is quickly reversible, so you can drive yourself back home or to work once your visit is over.
Dr. Max Lingo has completed many dental procedures while patients are under sedation. Some of the common procedures performed under sedation include, minor oral surgery (removal of wisdom teeth), reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery (dental implants). These services are what make Dr. Max Lingo stand apart, making him the perfect dentist to see to improve your smile.