Anxiety-Free Dental-Work with Sedation

Here's a fun fact: Sedation dentistry doesn't always mean sleep. Most patients are awake but still under the influence of the sedative. Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver. Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not advisable.

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
Anxiety is alleviated
Few side effects
More can be accomplished during each visit
Very safe
Procedures seem to take less time

What kinds of sedatives are available?

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The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs.

Before administering any sedative, the dentist must analyze the full medical history of the patient, taking note of any current medications. If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact either of our offices at 864-297-6365 or 864-757-1500.

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