Can Sedation Dentistry Help You Relax During Procedures?

Posted by Ken Caryl Dentistry Mar 02,2022

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Most patients are anxious and scared about their dental appointments. In order to handle dental fear, dentists offer several sedatives that help the patient relax during the procedure. It calms the patient and allows them to sit comfortably as the dentist carries out the dental procedure. At Ken Caryl Dentistry, the dentists provide sedatives to the patients after considering the dental procedure. 

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Sedation helps in relaxing and overcoming dental fear
  • It enables smooth treatment for patients who are not willing to sit properly for the procedure
  • It allows the dentist to perform the procedure efficiently as there is less or no movement from the patient's side. 
  • It is a cost-effective option for the patient, considering the advantages of its use. 

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry is perfectly safe to perform on the patient. The type of sedation to be administered to the patient is determined by the treatment plan and an analysis of the patient’s complete medical history. The dentist makes sure that the patient has no side effects to sedatives before considering it for the treatment. 

Types of Sedation Used in Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide gas is a commonly used sedative during dental surgeries. It is administered through a tube placed on the patient's nose. It helps the patient have a relaxing sensation which helps overcome dental anxiety. Some patients experience a tingling sensation as a result of the sedation. 

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation refers to consuming a pill or a liquid sedative that helps the patient relax during the dental procedure. It makes them fall asleep. The sedation takes some time to wear off after the oral treatment.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation is recommended to patients who require a deeper level of sedation. The patient may fall asleep during the procedure but not fully unconscious. After the process, the patient should rest for a day until the sedative wears off completely.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a type of sedation preferred in a hospital setting. The dentists instruct the patients to remain under observation at the practice to ensure that the sedative wears off. 

If you have been postponing your dental appointment considering the fear of oral treatments, sedation dentistry is an excellent choice for you. Reach our office at Ken Caryl Dentistry, located at The Courtyards at Deer Creek 7631 Shaffer Pkwy Suite B, Littleton, CO 80127 or call us at (303) 9735280 to schedule an appointment for your visit.

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