Each year, millions of dental procedures are successfully completed with the help of sedation dentistry. By utilizing various forms of sedation, many patients suffering from dental phobias and anxieties can receive the dental care that they need.
Depending upon your overall health, the planned dental procedure, and your personal comfort level, your sedation dentist will recommend the sedative that is most appropriate for you. To achieve the necessary degree of relaxation, your dentist may suggest oral sedation in the form of a pill, inhalation sedation such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous sedation (IV sedation), or a combination of methods.
According to the chosen method and degree of sedation, you may feel sleepy or slightly groggy after your procedure has been completed. The dental team will provide you with detailed information as to how you will likely feel and what you should expect after treatment. You may be advised to bring a relative or friend to serve as a designated driver who can ensure that you arrive home safely.
No matter the form of sedation, you can be assured that you will be completely relaxed. You may feel as though you were asleep during the procedure, and you may indeed fall asleep during your visit. As your treatment is completed, you’ll pay little attention to the procedure, and have little or no memory of the details of your treatment.
Sedation dentistry is effective and a great way to eliminate the fear of pain that is often associated with dental visits. Most patients report that no pain or discomfort was experienced during or after even the most extensive treatment.
Most importantly, dental sedation is safe and well-accepted. Prior to the administration of any medications, your medical history will be thoroughly reviewed. During treatment, you will be closely monitored for both your comfort and your safety.
Without fear and anxiety, it is possible to seek the dental care that you desire in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
To find out how sedation dentistry can benefit you and to learn more about your treatment options, call our dentists serving Barrie Ontario today to schedule a consultation.