Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide sedation

Many people avoid visits to the dentist due to anxiety. A good number of dental procedures can be successfully carried out under local anesthesia. There are different types and levels of anesthesia and if you explain your preferences to your dentist, they’ll surely work out something you’ll be comfortable with.Nitrous oxide is the choice sedative for many dental procedures because its effects wear off quickly. It is considered a mild sedative and you inhale it through a nose mask. It provides enough sedation or relaxation to make you comfortable during your dental surgical procedure.There is little to no after effect and you should feel just fine shortly after the procedure.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation offers a milder level of sedation when compared with nitrous oxide sedation. Sometimes, your dentist may give you drugs that would help you relax in addition to the local anesthetic medication. There are some other oral sedatives that would put you in a deeper state of relaxation. If you prefer to be sedated during your dental surgical procedure, you would need to follow some recommendations before the procedure. Additionally, you won’t be able to drive yourself home. You’ll need to have a designated driver on that day.