When many people think of the dental office, they think of children, even adults, screaming and crying because of the fear they feel of the dentist. But now, with the many advancements in the dental world today, there is no need to feel uncomfortable at the dental office or even fear the dentist. With sedation dentistry, you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your entire dental appointment. Some common dental sedatives you can find in the dental office include oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, which have the ability to give you the best dental experience possible.
Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill, and you will generally take it about an hour before your appointment. If you receive mild sedation, you will feel drowsy and completely relaxed. If you receive moderate sedation, you will feel drowsy, relaxed, and quite sleepy, which usually results in napping while you are in the care of the dentist.
Nitrous oxide sedation is also known as laughing gas. With this light, flavored sedative, you will feel completely relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair. You dentist will place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As time passes by, you will feel tingly and light headed, giving you a relaxing and calming dental experience.
If you would like to learn more about dental sedation and how it can help you relax at the dental office, we invite you to give our office a call today. We look forward to helping you!