We know some patients can be worried when going to the dentist. If fear has kept you from going to the dentist lately, sedation may be the answer you have been waiting for. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist. One major benefit of sedation is many people feel that the procedure only lasted a few minutes, when actually the procedure could have gone on for hours!
Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs. Before administering any sedative, the dentist must analyze the full medical history of the patient, as well as taking note of any current medications.
Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:
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