Many Jefferson City dentistry patients have discovered the benefits of anxiety-free dentistry (sometimes called sleep dentistry). There are three main types of sedation options available in the Jefferson City area for patients to look at:
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called ‘laughing gas’ has been used in dental offices for over a century, because, in many ways, it is an ideal sedative. It begins to work quickly, but then wears off as soon as the patient stops inhaling it. After inhaling laughing gas, you may experience warm tingling sensations and a feeling of euphoria during your dentistry procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives take longer to work than nitrous but produce a calmer state in nervous patients. Triazolam and diazepam are common oral sedatives used in dentistry. These medications are routinely prescribed by physicians for anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
Oral sedation is a good choice for anxious patients who require a lengthy dental procedure. After the dental visit, however, it takes a while for the medication to wear off. You should not drive yourself home afterward.
Like nitrous, intra-venous sedation starts working immediately as the sedative enters the bloodstream. IV sedation usually produces the deepest state of relaxation. IV patients can dream away the entire procedure and wake up quiet.
To communicate with us about sedation, call Jefferson City Dental Care at 573-634-2400. We have the answer for your dental anxiety.
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