Facts about Sedation Dentistry

Facts about Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can be a great choice for patients with fear and dental anxiety. It has gained popularity and Desert Peak Family Dental offer laughing gas to help patients who feel anxious during their visit to the dentist.

There are some facts you need to know about sedation dentistry-

There Are Different Levels of Sedation Dentistry Available

With minimum sedation, patients are not completely awake but feel relaxed. It is given through a mask that is placed over nose just like an oxygen mask. Eventually, laughing gas will begin to make patients feel relaxed quickly and immediately. You will be fully conscious throughout the procedure only the particular area would be numbed.

Once the mask is removed, the nitrous also leaves the system just as quickly as it entered inside.

There is other sedation options also available include oral sedation. In this, you are conscious but in a dreamy world. You may doze off during the procedure. Generally, anaesthesia is given to make you unconscious completely during the entire procedure.

Sedation Dentistry Has Been Around for Many Years

It is true! Laughing gas or laughing gas used in dentistry is there since the 19th century.

Sedation Dentistry Is Useful for More than Just Anxiety about the Dentist

Sedation dentistry is as great as suppressing anxious feelings; it has other uses as well in the dentistry, includes treatment of-

  • Patients who are undergoing many types of treatments at once
  • Patients who have a sensitive gag reflex
  • Patients who have trouble sitting still in the dentist chair
  • Patients who are young or unable to cooperate

Sedation Dentistry Is Safe

Usually, not every dentist offer sedation and not every patient is a good candidate for it. During pregnancy or heart issues, dentist avoids giving sedation.

Patients are continually monitored by the dentists during the process of sedation dentistry. The dentist will conduct a thorough check of a patient’s medical history before recommending sedation dentistry.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

You may be anxious about the dentist or you have a dental phobia, talk to your dentist at the Desert Peak Family Dental about sedation dentistry.