The Medication use in Sedation dentistry, help patients relax during dental procedure. Sometime patient normally awake with the exception of general anesthesia. We have a breathtaking solution if you're anxious and fearful about going to the dentist. We present a variety of sedation dentistry techniques to help nervous patients relax and feel comfortable while dental work is being performed.
If dental anxiety has caused you to be anxious about or delay treatment in the past, we can make sure that your next dental visit will be as pleasant and painless as possible. There are three types of Sedation dentistry:
Oral sedation (anti-anxiety pills or a liquid) is prescribed for relieving anxiety in the hours immediately before a dental appointment. Dental patients with general anxiety, belonephobia (fear of needles and sharp instruments), prior dental trauma, or general fear of the dentist can take oral medication in order to reduce their anxiety. Many single and incremental dose protocols are used to medicate the patient as early as the day before treatment. Medication additionally helps reduce memory or the sights and smells of the dental office to avoid recall of any trauma. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.
Nitrous oxide (also known as ‘inhaled minimal sedation’ or 'laughing gas') is inhaled by the patient to bring a moderate state of relaxation. It is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It has no color, smell, and does not irritate. Nitrous oxide works very quickly, it reaches the brain within 20 seconds, and relaxation and pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes. Oral sedation techniques have a fixed duration of action (because the effects of pills last for a specific time period), whereas gas can be given for the exact time span it's needed for. It can also be switched off when not needed and then switched on again when needed.
Intravenous Anesthesia or commonly known as IV Sedation, helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. IV sedation is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed; it will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep. If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by your Dentist.
Regardless which type of sedation you receive, you'll also normally need a local anesthetic. Our Dentist will discuss your specific dental needs and decide which option is best for you.