It’s perfectly normal to be a little nervous about having a dental procedure, but don’t let your nerves get in the way of getting the dental care you need. The gentle dentists at Buchanan Dental Arts in Buchanan, New York, offer sedation dentistry as a way to make your procedure more relaxing. When you call or book your appointment online, let the staff know you’re interested in sedation options. They’ll help you decide which type will keep you the most comfortable.
It really depends on you. It’s common to need some form of sedation for major dental procedures, like dental implants and root canals. But these aren’t the only times you may need sedation therapy. Some patients just have a hard time at the dentist.
Maybe the smells make you nauseous, or the sound of the drill makes you dizzy. If this sounds familiar, sedation dentistry could be an option for you.
In some cases, men and women ask for sedation for something completely unrelated to their dental procedure. For instance, if you have severe back pain or trouble lying back in a dental chair, light sedation can make your dental experience more comfortable.
Buchanan Dental Arts offers the most advanced forms of sedation, so you have several safe options available.
Nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, is the most common type of sedation. You simply breathe in the gas through your nose as you drift into a euphoric state. This type of sedation is often preferred, not only because it helps you relax, but also because it’s the only type that wears off quickly. You’ll be able to drive yourself home after your treatment.
Oral sedation is also available at Buchanan Dental Arts. With oral sedation, you just have to take a pill that is prescribed to you, shortly before your procedure.
IV sedation is another choice for procedures at Buchanan Dental Arts, but they usually only suggest IV (intravenous) sedation if your dental appointment is going to take some time, or if you’re having several types of procedures done in one visit. IV sedation sends the sedating medication directly to your bloodstream, allowing you to feel relaxed quickly.
Possibly, but you won’t be unconscious. No matter which type of sedation you choose, you’ll feel completely relaxed. While you can communicate and should know what’s going on, it’s possible that you’ll be so comfortable, that you fall asleep. Even if you do stay awake, you might not have any recollection of your dental procedure.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule an appointment with a team member at Buchanan Dental Arts online or over the phone today.