Oral Health Essentials: Sedation Dentistry

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The connection between dentistry and sedation has been well documented for many years. Sedatives often help patients to de-stress before procedures so they can be done safely with as minimal amount of pain as possible. Finding the right sedative is key based on the oral health treatments you require.

Gas sedatives such as laughing gas can be used for a slight effect that wears off rather quickly. Because laughing gas consists of a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide, it is safe and effective to use without disturbing your demeanor for the rest of your day. It is the only sedative considered safe enough for a person who has it administered to drive themselves home after a treatment.

Deep sedatives are used to put a patient into a state of unconsciousness. While under the effects of deep sedatives such as general anesthesia, a user will not wake up until the sedative has completely worn off. Intravenous sedatives injected directly into the bloodstream and sedatives that are orally ingested via pill form can both be altered and modified to be used as a mild relaxant or to put the user to sleep.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures dental anxiety will bring you down. To schedule your sedation dentistry treatment at Irvine Dental Group with Dr. Don Niu and our team at our dentist office in Irvine, California, simply give us a call at 949-551-8877. Our team of oral health care superheroes are here to help!