Is fear keeping you out of the dentist’s chair? For people struggling with dental anxiety, oral procedures can be downright terrifying. Dental sedation is a common solution to this problem. But is sedation right for everyone? Keep reading to learn about this treatment.
A Simple Way to Calm Your Fears
Dentists recommend sedation because it is an easy and effective way to help nervous patients get the care they need. Some patients are afraid of dental sedation because they don’t like the idea of being unconscious during their procedure. However, there are many different types of sedation and only some of them involve “going under”. Sedation is very safe because it is expertly controlled by an anesthesiologist.
Different Types of Sedation
The most common types of dental sedations are nitrous oxide sedation (also known as laughing gas), oral sedation (or conscious sedation, which involves taking a medication for sedation before your procedure), and IV sedation, which is reserved for more complex oral surgeries. With so many different choices, you will be able to use a sedative that feels comfortable to you. Different types of dental sedation are used for different procedures and people of all ages can benefit from this treatment.
Talking to Your Dentist
If you are nervous about your dental procedure and would like to learn more about sedation, talk to your dentist. They will be able to create a personalized care plan to keep you calm and comfortable during your procedure. To learn more about sedation at Brenham Family Dental, call our team at 979-421-9685.