Many of our patients face dental anxiety before going for a dental visit or while undergoing a dental procedure. It is normal to feel nervous or anxious during these times. We understand that very well, and so to make you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your dental procedure, we offer certain sedation dentistry options.
The most commonly used sedation options in the field of dentistry are laughing gas, oral sedation, and intravenous or IV sedation. One of these suitable options will make the procedure more tolerable, but still, you need to note that they are not painkillers. Our dentist will assess your condition and give you any over-the-counter medication that is required for relief from pain.
What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?
The benefits of sedation dentistry are as follows:
- It works really quickly.
- Patient experiences minimal or no pain during the procedure.
- The dentist can examine the patient's mouth with ease.
- The dentist can perform multiple procedures in one go.
- Depending on the dosage, you may have a loss of memory, which means once you awake from your sleep, all of it feels like a dream.
The two most-preferred sedation dentistry options are:
Laughing gas is inhaled through a mask and is considered a safe and easy way to sedate patients for any dental procedure. This one is used for patients of all ages.
Dental anxiety has proven to be preventing about 50% of the population from meeting their basic dental needs. The dentist will provide you with an oral pill to be consumed shortly before an appointment to help you stay relaxed throughout the process.