Sedatives are very effective and highly popular within dentistry, due to the sheer number of people who tend to suffer from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety often comes about due to the fear of anyone working on a person’s teeth. With sedatives, any pain or potential discomfort they may associate with a dental visit will drift away in an instant. For more information about sedation dentistry, consider the following:
– Oral sedations requires pills or tablets that are orally ingested one hour before a dental procedure. Oral sedations, if administered in large doses, can make the user fall asleep.
– General anesthesia requires medications to put an individual into a deep sleep. Oftentimes, anesthesia will make sure that the user remains unconscious until it wears off.
– Inhaled minimal sedations require gas inhalation to help you relax. Oxygen along with nitrous oxide gas combines to produce what is known as laughing gas to make dental procedures safer and to keep the patient more relaxed.
– Intravenous moderate sedations requires injections directly into a patients’ bloodstream for a fast-acting sedative.
For additional help with sedation dentistry, Dr. Marcus Lopez and our team at Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Springfield, Massachusetts, please contact us at 413-782-5159 to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to making your smile shine soon!