Block It All Out With Sedation Dentistry

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Is a visit to the dentist challenging for you? Do you experience anxiety because of the sights, sounds, or smells of the dental office and/or dental treatments. Do you dread going to the dentist?

Many dental offices offer televisions, iPods, and other distractions, which can help, because they serve as distractions.

But if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, what can be far more helpful is sedation dentistry.

There are three types of sedation available in dentistry:
• IV sedation (also known as general anesthesia)
• oral sedation (also known as conscious sedation)
• laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide)

With IV sedation, you’re completely unconscious, which makes it a good option if you’re extremely fearful and/or undergoing complex treatment (such as wisdom teeth removal).

With oral sedation, you’re conscious, but less aware of your surroundings. Time seems to pass quickly, and after the dental procedure, you’ll have little or no memory of what happened.

Laughing gas is a mild sedative, administered through a mask that fits over your nose. You might experience a giddy sensation when you receive laughing gas, hence the name. Laughing gas can help you relax and is a great solution if you have mild anxiety about the dentist.

If you’re wondering what type of sedation might be right for you, schedule a free dental consultation with one of our dental offices that offer sedation dentistry. In the consult, you can talk about your dental anxiety or fears, your dental history, which type of dental treatments you need, and what will be best for you.

For more about sedation dentistry, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call or send an e-mail, contact@sedationdentistdenverco.com.