Everything About Sedation Dentistry

Everything About Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Coley W. Ramsey on May 12 2022, 06:22 AM

Everything About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental treatment. A variety of medications can be used for sedation, including sedatives, anti-anxiety medications, and nitrous oxide.

What Are The Types of Sedation Dentistry?

  • Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves swallowing a pill that relaxes you. This pill is usually Halcion or Valium and makes our patients feel calm and relaxed.

  • Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a sedative gas that is inhaled through a mask. It is often referred to as “laughing gas” because the gas can produce feelings of euphoria or happiness. Nitrous oxide helps patients relax during dental treatment and can be used in patients who are afraid of the dental treatment they need to receive.

  • Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous sedation is great for people who experience dental anxiety. IV sedation works by administering medication through an IV line. The effects of the medication can be felt very quickly, and the medication can be adjusted during the procedure. With this type of sedation, patients can feel completely relaxed.

Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is designed to help those with dental anxiety and a fear of going to the dentist. However, sedation dentistry can also help patients who require procedures that take a long time or multiple procedures performed during one appointment. Sedation dentistry can benefit the following people:

  • Patients who have extreme dental anxiety.
  • Patients with a sensitive gag reflex.
  • Patients who have very sensitive teeth and need a significant amount of work done in one appointment.
  • Patients who find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time.
  • Patients who have certain medical conditions (e.g., sleep apnea, diabetes) and need to be monitored during dental procedures.
  • Patients who will need multiple procedures in one visit.
  • Patients who need many long appointments.

What Are The Benefits of Sedation?

Your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry if you suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry may be offered as a type of pain relief for anything from a minor procedure to major surgery. Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry include:

  • Reduced anxiety and fear
  • Minimized discomfort
  • Reduced gag reflex
  • Improved patient cooperation
  • Lowered sensitivity to pain
  • Reduced blood loss during procedures
  • Improved results

What Should I Expect After Sedation?

After your treatment, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the next 24 hours. Your sedation dentist may recommend that you take the rest of the day off, but you should be able to resume your normal activities the day after your procedure.

Visit Next Level Dental at 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167, to learn more about our dental services. Contact us at (615) 459-6354 or schedule an appointment online for any queries related to dental implants.

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