Are you someone who would rather suffer with tooth pain than visit the dental office? If so, there are many advances in the dental world today that will help you feel much better about your visits! Sedation dentistry is a beneficial, calming aspect of dentistry that offers a relaxed and comfortable dental atmosphere, and there are many different sedatives that can give you the positive dental experience you need, including oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation.
Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. One hour prior to your appointment, you will take the pill and slowly begin feeling drowsy and calm. For mild sedation, many people stay awake throughout the treatment and they feel relaxed and comfortable. For moderate sedation, many become groggy, relaxed, and quite sleepy, which usually results in napping while the dentist works. If you fall asleep, your dentist will gently wake you once your appointment is over.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is a light, flavored sedative that is inhaled through the nose. Your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As time passes by, you will feel completely relaxed, light headed, and a little tingly. Usually patients stay awake throughout the treatment process without any worries.
Sedation dentistry is a beneficial, successful way of turning the dental office from something horrifying into something calming and relaxing. To learn more about dental sedation and how it can help you feel comfortable in the dental chair, call our office today!