Have you heard of sedation dentistry? Are you wondering if it’s the right choice for you? Here’s all you need to know about sedation dentistry:
Many people are anxious about the dental procedures. The fear is so much that they avoid getting the procedures which are helpful for their dental health. They worry about the pain and discomfort during the procedure. Sedation dentistry can help these people but is it right for you?
The dentist administers a drug before the procedure which will either relax you or make you unconscious in general if using general anesthesia.
Common types of sedation dentistry are:
The procedure will depend on the type of sedation chosen by dentist. You will have to take the oral sedative on your own. For nitrous oxide, there is no need for any prior preparation. However, for IV sedation the dentist may ask you to fast for few hours before the procedure and will ask you to avoid taking certain medication.
If you have had good experiences at dental procedures and were able to cope with mild discomfort or pain, you may not need sedation dentistry. But, if you are really anxious and scared, you can go for it. Discuss with your dentist about the options for sedation and the best alternative suited for you.