Have you ever found yourself feeling anxious or nervous before going to the dentist? This feeling of dental anxiety is extremely common in people because we tend to not like others having close range access to our face in such a manner. However, feeling too anxious during a dental exam and treatment can make it harder on you and the dentist for services to be given. Fortunately, there are many types of sedatives that can be given to help ease any stress you may be feeling, including the following:
– Inhaled Minimal Sedation: The gas mixture used in inhaled sedation consists of oxygen and nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, which is inhaled and typically is used when a patient needs to be relaxed.
– Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is accomplished with the use of pills and tablets to achieve the desired effect. This form of sedation is easily customizable based on dosage and desired effect, but it does take a while for the sedative to take effect, often up to as much as an hour.
– Intravenous Sedation: Intravenous sedation occurs when a sedative is inserted directly into the bloodstream, which is extremely effective and extremely fast-acting. Levels can be altered to achieve the desired effect, including placing the patient into a sleep state.
– Anesthetic Sedation: Deep sedation occurs with the use of general anesthesia, which is often considered the strongest form of sedative, as it puts patients into a deep sleep where they remain until the sedative has completely worn off.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of dental sedation. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office in New Prague, Minnesota, call New Prague Gentle Dental Care at 952-758-3003 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Gregory Dvorak and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.