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What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry provides a means for patients who have some kind of anxiety about dental procedures to relax throughout the procedure, so they can receive the attention and care they need. A fearful patient is generally unable to relax enough for the dentist to carry out the necessary work, so it is necessary to calm the patient before proceeding.
Can You Really Relax in the Dentist’s Chair?
Yes, you can really be very relaxed in the dentist’s chair, and be completely unconcerned about what the dentist is doing. The sedation takes your mind off dental procedures, and relaxes you to the point where you are basically unaware of the procedure in progress.
Sleep Dentistry: A Way to Ease Dental Phobia
Sleep dentistry is another term used for sedation dentistry, but it amounts to the same thing. In either case, your dentist will administer a sedative which relaxes you completely, so dental work can be performed without any active interference on your part. This is an essential component of modern dentistry, because a great many patients have an innate fear or dread of dental procedures, and under normal circumstances are simply unable to relax enough to allow the procedure to be performed.
What Types of Sedation Are Used in Dentistry?
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation – this is sometimes referred to as ‘laughing gas’, and it puts the patient into a euphoric but waking state, during which they are not concerned with any dental procedure being performed, and instead just have a generally good and pleasant feeling
- Oral sedation – this is delivered in a pill format, and unlike nitrous oxide, it may make you feel drowsy for some period during and after the procedure. For this reason, it will be necessary to have someone drive you home after work has been completed.
- IV sedation – an IV will be installed in your arm, so a steady flow of sedative can be delivered throughout the dental procedure. The patient can be safe and comfortable during dental work, while being completely unaware of what’s happening.
How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?
There is always at least a tiny risk involved whenever anesthesia is delivered to any patient, and dental patients are not excluded from this. However, it is extremely rare for anything to go wrong during sedation dentistry, and it is one of the safest procedures in the medical profession. As long as the anesthetic is delivered by a competent and skilled professional, there is almost no safety risk whatsoever.
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If you’re a person who has always had a fear of dentists and dental work, we can help you overcome that fear so you can receive the dental care you need. Contact us at Mount Zion Dental so we can explain the options available to you via sedation dentistry. One of these will be an ideal fit for you, and we can then carry out whatever procedures you may require. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, by all means call us and ask them, or just call and arrange for an initial consultation.