Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry now only can you have procedures that require sedation, but you can also choose from various types of sedation. In other words, you can make the decision for what type of sedation to choose based on your level of comfort. Read below to learn more about the different types of sedation like local, intravenous and general anesthesia, as well as nitrous oxide.
- Local Anesthesia
If you go under local anesthesia you will still be conscious for the duration of the procedure. Also, the medication is administered through a needle. Also, if you are in need of a tooth extraction, or another type of soft tissue procedure then this most likely will be the best sedation option for your procedure.
- Intravenous Anesthesia
Unlike local anesthesia with intravenous anesthesia you are unconscious and unaware of the procedure. Typically, a nasal breathing tube will be used to supply you with oxygen. Also, patients who choose to have this type of sedation often suffer from dental anxiety and would prefer to be completely asleep.
- General Anesthesia
When it comes to general anesthesia this type of sedation is beneficial if you are having some major dental work done. This is because these procedures without this type of sedation would otherwise be uncomfortable. General anesthesia is one of the most common types of sedation used in dentistry.4. Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is another form of sedation that can be administered, and it’s also commonly referred to as laughing gas. When you are given nitrous oxide, it relaxes you, but you are not unconscious for the procedure. Also, if you suffer from dental anxiety then nitrous oxide would be a good choice for you.
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