4 Types of Sedation Dentistry

Undergoing a dental procedure or treatment can be quite nerve-wracking. Some people experience anxieties and fears of going to dental clinics. As a result, they would rather endure an agonizing toothache than see the dentist and have it treated. For people experiencing such, here at Lawrenceville Dental Associates, we offer sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is often offered to patients who are suffering from extreme fear of the dentist, fear of needles, anxieties, have sensitive teeth, and bad reflexes. Through providing sedation dentistry service, the patient’s worries and fears will be manageable, giving dentists the ability to perform and provide proper treatment that is needed. 

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Know more about the different types of sedation dentistry! Read on below.

Laughing Gas

Nitrous oxide, another name for laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation used in relaxing a patient during dental treatments. The gas is useful in reducing the anxiety of a patient, despite being conscious throughout the whole process. Laughing gas is safe to use, plus, its effect can be felt a few seconds after it is administered.

General anesthesia

General anesthesia is directly injected into a vein making the patient unconscious and numb during the procedure. This allows the dental professional to perform the procedure efficiently.

Oral sedation 

Also called conscious sedation, oral sedation involves the taking of a prescribed dose of sedative in the form of a pill which is taken before undergoing the dental procedure, depending on the dentist’s instructions. This type of sedation will leave the patient awake during their treatment, but they won’t feel or remember anything afterward. Oral sedation helps the patient relax and reduce their dental anxieties.

Intravenous (IV) sedation

An IV sedation is another type of dental sedation where it is injected directly into the patient’s vein. Patients are conscious but are less aware of what’s happening with their surrounding. 

Everyone deserves an anxious-free, comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Sedation Dentistry services in Lawrenceville, GA. Book your appointment with us at Lawrenceville Dental Associates! You may call or visit us at 171 Gwinnett Drive, Suite C, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.