Are you horrified of visiting your dentist? If so, there is no need to worry! The dental world today offers many advancements to help you have a positive and successful dental experience, and one of those beneficial advancements is sedation dentistry! With sedation dentistry, you will experience a calm, comfortable, and relaxing dental environment, no matter your treatment. Some of the most common dental sedatives available today include oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, and by using these sedatives, your dental experience will transform from something terrifying into something comfortable and wonderful.
Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill and it makes you feel a bit drowsy and completely relaxed, which are similar effects compared to those of Valium. You will take the pill about an hour prior to your appointment, and you will finally feel comfortable and calm in the dental chair. If you are one who needs more, there is moderate oral sedation available. With this sedative, you will feel groggy, relaxed, and quite sleepy, which could result in you sleeping throughout your treatment. If this is the case, your dentist will gently wake you when your treatment is over.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a light, flavored, gas-like sedative that is inhaled through the nose. This will make you feel tingly and relaxed and finally comfortable in the care of the dentist. Your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As time passes by, your dentist will begin treatment and you will not have a care in the world.
To find out more about sedation dentistry and how it can help you have a more pleasant and relaxed dental experience, call our office today. We look forward to talking with you!