The link between dentistry and sedation has been well practiced for many years. Sedatives often help patients to relax before procedures so they can be done safely with as minimal amount of pain as possible. Listed below are some of the most popular and well-used forms of sedation in dentistry:
– For the strongest form of sedative, anesthesia can be used. Anesthesia will put a user to sleep from which they will not awake until the sedative has completely run its course.
– If you would like a stronger sedative via a pill or tablet, there are oral sedatives that have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the dosage. Oral sedatives can range in light relaxation up to putting a user to sleep. However, they do take time for the effect to take place and should be ingested at least an hour before your dental procedure.
– For a fast-acting sedative, intravenous sedations given through injecting are almost instantaneous. They are inserted directly into the bloodstream to give the desired effect, depending on the dosage.
– If you would like a sedative that is effective yet will not leave you drowsy as the day wears on, gas sedatives tend to work best. In many cases, they wear off rather quickly allowing patients to continue on their day and safely drive themselves home from the office after a treatment that included a gas sedative. In dentistry, laughing gas is commonly used, which is a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide.
If you would like to schedule your sedation for an oral health care treatment at Made Ya Smile Dental or would like a comprehensive oral exam from our dentists and team at our office in Rosenberg, Texas, please give us a call. Come in and become a success story with a whiter, brighter smile today.