Sedation dentistry allows people to undergo dental procedures without anxiety or discomfort. At Dream Smiles Dental, patients may choose from different types of sedatives. Nitrous oxide is a prevalent gas used to sedate patients and is often called laughing gas. Oral medication is another common choice and may be administered as a pill or liquid. Intravenous medications are another possibility and can be administered by injection in the arm or hand. Some dentists use a combination of these different sedative methods to provide patients with the most effective results. Specific procedures work best under sedation. Procedures that may be lengthy, such as wisdom teeth extractions, root canals and dental implants, are great candidates for sedation. Patients with high anxiety may also choose this type of dentistry to help them relax during their exams and cleaning.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered as a mild sedative through a mask placed over the nose that leaves you feeling relaxed and calm during treatment. Nitrous oxide is safe for children and adults and can be used with other treatments like local anesthesia for fillings or root canal therapy.
IV Conscious Sedation is a potent sedative administered by a licensed and trained professional. Patients who receive intravenous sedation are given intravenously sedative medication and remain calm and relaxed throughout their procedure. They will not remember much of their visit, but the effects are temporary and will wear off after a few hours.
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