Does the idea of visiting the dentist make you uncomfortable? Would you rather deal with the discomfort caused by a toothache than schedule an appointment? If so, sedation dentistry might be what you need. Similarly, if you suffer from very sensitive teeth, a gag reflex, or need extensive dental work, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. Luckily, there are many forms of sedation (which let dentists give you the best care possible) including:
- Your dentist may give you sedation in the form of a pill with specific instructions. With this type of sedation, you may fall asleep, though you can usually be woken up with a light shake.
- Maybe the most common form of sedation is laughing gas. This particular type of sedation is inhaled through a special mask. Laughing gas will not usually put you to sleep, but you will be more relaxed and comfortable.
- IV sedation is a drug that is administered directly through a vein. This allows the medication to work very quickly, and it allows your dentist to adjust the level of sedation when necessary. Generally, you will remain awake, though you will probably be less aware during the procedure. This method of sedation does require some recovery time, so you should consider bringing someone with you.
If you are interested in more information about the types of sedation our dentists can provide, please feel free to contact us soon. We’ll happily answer any uestions you may have. We are excited to meet you.