Everything To Know About Sedation Dentistry

Everything To Know About Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Larry Leonakis on Aug 29 2022, 01:46 AM

Sedation dentistry is the branch of dentistry that uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is especially helpful for patients with dental anxiety because it can help them relax during dental procedures.

Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?

Dental anxiety can keep people from taking care of their oral health. Sedation dentistry is a good option for people who experience dental anxiety or are afraid of dental drills. For patients with dental phobia, sedation dentistry allows them to get the dental care they need without being anxious. Sedation dentistry can also benefit those with a sensitive gag reflex or who have difficulty sitting still in the dental chair for a long period. Sedation dentistry can also help when the patient has multiple dental procedures to undergo. Sedation is also beneficial for those who have difficulty getting numb or those who experience discomfort or pain during dental treatments.

Different Types of Sedation Dentistry.

There are several types of sedation dentistry. The common among them are the following:

  • Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as laughing gas. It is a form of conscious sedation that is administered through a nasal mask. It wears off quickly once the patient stops breathing the nitrous oxide. It can be used for patients who are experiencing mild-moderate dental anxiety.

  • Oral conscious sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a pill that you take about an hour before your appointment. The pill makes you feel very relaxed, but you’ll still be awake. With conscious oral sedation, you’ll remember much of your dental procedure. However, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.

  • IV sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a type of sedation dentistry that involves the injection of medicine directly into your bloodstream. This method allows sedatives to work faster and more effectively than other methods. The effects of IV sedation are felt almost immediately. 

What To Expect During Sedation Dentistry?

During your sedation dentistry appointment, our team will monitor your vitals and comfort level throughout the procedure. You may fall asleep, but you will be conscious enough to feel relaxed and comfortable. After the procedure, you will feel relaxed and calm and will not remember much about the treatment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry is very safe. The goal of sedation dentistry is to make dental treatments easy, comfortable, and stress-free. Sedation dentists are highly trained and qualified to administer the medications that induce sedation.

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit G. Larry Leonakis, DDS at 371 S Roop St, Carson City, NV 89701. Call us at (775) 882-0635 for appointments. 

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