Is Dental Sedation Safe?


Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
General anesthesia sedation: gloved hand holds breathing mask to sleeping patient's faceMany people dread going to the dentist for several reasons. Most do not know what to expect during a dental procedure, making them edgy. However, dental visits can be a pleasant experience. With the emergence of sedation dentistry, you no longer have to be nervous. Dental sedation can help you feel comfortable before, during, and after treatment.

What Is Dental Sedation?


Dental sedation is simply the administration of anesthetics and sedatives to help keep patients calm and at ease during a dental visit. Depending on the sedative, it might numb your tissues or reduce your awareness, helping you feel relaxed. Dental sedation is a safe technique with minimal or no risks. However, not all practices offer dental sedation. A dentist typically requires certification to administer dental sedation.

Types of Dental Sedation


There are several categories of dental sedation. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, is the most common type of dental sedation. Your dentist will administer nitrous oxide to you via a mask or nosepiece. When you inhale the gas, you will feel calming effects. Local anesthesia is another typical sedation option. It numbs the treatment area, preventing discomfort during a procedure.

Sometimes, your dentist might give you an oral sedation pill an hour before a procedure. The pill might make you sleepy or drowsy. Intravenous sedation is another option offered to patients. This treatment has a soothing effect, keeping you calm and less aware during a procedure. The last option is general anesthesia. It makes you fall asleep during treatment.

Benefits of Dental Sedation


Dental sedation has numerous benefits. First, it is safe and painless. It helps patients enjoy a pleasant and comfortable experience during dental visits. It also helps minimize no-shows and cancellations. Most importantly, dental sedation allows you to select elective dental treatments for improved oral health.

Contact Us Today


Dental sedation can make a difference in ensuring your dental visit is pleasant. Contact us to speak to our dentist and learn more about available dental sedation options.

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