Sedation dentistry is a technique used by a variety of dental professionals to help their patients feel more comfortable during a certain procedures. The procedure being performed and your personal preference will determine the level of sedation your dental professional uses.
Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition where sufferers feel an undue fear of basic dental procedures. In these cases your dentist might suggest breathing nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed.
Long procedures might require you to hold your mouth open for a long period of time. In a situation like this moderate sedation can help put you into a light sleep. Even if you do fall asleep you can still easily be woke up to answer basic questions. This might be administered as something you ingest or a slow drip IV.
Deep sedation is usually suggested for long procedures and certain types of oral surgery. It helps us provide you with complete comfort during the entire procedure. Deep sedation is usually administered via a slow drip IV.
If you have questions about sedation dentistry for anxiety, or if you need a procedure that requires sedation, please feel free to call us at 952.890.2791 to schedule an appointment.