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Dental sedation in Waco, Texas, is a beneficial product that helps wash away the fears of those who are terrified of the dental office. There are many different types of sedatives available in the world today, and our Acre Wood Dental team is happy to tell you all about them! There are three sedatives that are commonly used at many dental offices throughout the world, and those three sedatives are:

-Oral sedation: Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. You will take it orally about an hour before your dental appointment. By the time you get to our office, you will feel groggy and dazed, which is why it’s probably best to have a ride to and from your appointment. If you are given a higher dose, you might fall asleep during the treatment. If this happens, we will wake you with a gentle shake when the treatment is completed.

-Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide sedation comes in the form of a gas. It is a light, flavored gas that is released from a small mask and is inhaled through the nose. Your dentist will simply place the mask over your nose and will ask you to inhale deeply for a few minutes. As the time passes by, you will feel relaxed, light headed, and a bit tingly.

-IV sedation: IV sedation is a sedative that is inserted into a vein with an IV. This option is generally needed during more extreme treatments, like oral surgery. Usually, the sedative will enter your system and will put you into a deep sleep. You will fall asleep before your treatment begins and then you will wake up once it is completed.

Even though these sedatives are the most commonly used around the world, that doesn’t mean we offer all of them at our office. So, if you would like to know which sedative we offer to help our patients, please feel free to call 254 227-5082 today and talk to a member of our team. Your dentist, Dr. Benjamin Johnson, does his best to make sure each patient feels comfortable, safe, and relaxed every time they come into our office.