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A lot of people avoid visiting the dentist for fear of having to undergo a painful procedure. This anxiety is quite common and leads to a delay in treatment that can prove to be more painful, costly, and time-consuming.
Sedation Dentistry- How is sedation used in dentistry?
Sedation in dentistry helps you and your nerves feel relaxed, calm and comfortable during a dental procedure. It is a conscious level of sedation so you are technically still aware of what is going on aside from IV sedation, because of its amnesia effect, you will not be able to remember most of how the procedures went.
The three most common type of sedation used in dentistry are:
With any of these types of sedation, doctors are still going to use needles and local anesthetic before performing any dental treatments. Some patients are misinformed or assume that once they undergo a sedation, there will be no more needle which is definitely wrong. Doctors still use LA and sedation combinations to perform any dental treatments that the patient needs. Talk to your dentist to learn more of these sedation options.