For millions of Americans they have fear anxiety or dental fear. They get distressed just thinking about going to a dentist. But there is other ways of getting your dental work done without worrying or fretting about going to the dentist. Just go to a dentist that specializes in Sedation Dentistry that will put you to sleep throughout the whole procedure. How great that sounds to go to sleep. Then to wake up and all your fears are gone, and possibly all your teeth too. Relaxation dentistry, sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry may come to mind, when thinking about fear and the dentist.
An oral sedation where you take a small pill prior to your appointment to relax you while you are getting ready for your dental treatments. Your vital signs are taken and you are observed. When reaching an appropriated level of relaxation awareness of pain, sounds and smells are gone.
Nitrous oxide sedation
Better known as laughing gas is used to reduce anxiety. An inhaler is placed over your nose prior to treatment to use nitrous oxide sedation. You will have a feeling of well-being, tingling or numbness. No lasting side effects not compared to other treatment options like IV sedation or oral sedation.
IV dental sedation
Many dentists offer different sedation dentistry approaches, but not many are not trained to give IV sedation. So you have to have an IV sedation dentist for this procedure. Many people call it sleep dentistry or sedation sleep dentistry when speaking of IV sedation. The idea is given that you are completely asleep, but you're actually awake and conscious; sometimes called conscious sedation. In IV sedation you will know everything that is happening to you, and understand requests by the dentists.
It will go by very fast, and you will have no memory of what went on during the IV sedation procedure, that is why you may feel like you are sleeping. The IV sedative is received through an IV before treatment; it works quickly to create a deep state of relaxation. Vital signs are continually monitored until you are breathing on your own.