Holiday Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry

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If you are looking at the daunting task of a complex oral health care procedure to repair or replace any damage to your mouth, fear not, as there are numerous sedatives available to help ensure you stay relaxed and free of pain that range from mild relaxants up to heavy forms of sedation that can put a user to sleep.

Taking the time to assess the dental anxiety treatments available to you is important to ensure your oral health care treatments can be given with the utmost of care. If you require a sedative for your oral health care, speak with your dentist in determine which sedation dentistry options are available to you.

If you’re looking for a milder form of sedative, gas sedation, also known as inhaled minimal sedation, can be effective. Gas sedation consists of nitrous oxide, which is combined with oxygen to create what is known as laughing gas. Gas sedation is considered the only sedative in which is safe for an individual to drive themselves home after therapy has been given.

For sedatives with adjustable levels, oral sedation, and intravenous moderate sedation are effective. Oral sedation requires a patient swallowing a pill up to an hour before surgery is given. If a fast-acting sedative is needed, intravenous sedatives are injected directly into your bloodstream. Both dosage amounts can be adjusted to achieve the ideal level of sedation.

General anesthesia has proven to be extremely effective over the years. Anesthesia can put an individual completely unconscious from which they will not wake up until the sedative has completely worn off. This form of sedation is extremely popular for individuals who are in need of complex or highly intrusive oral health care procedures.

If you would like to receive a sedative and oral health care treatment from our team at Turlock Dental Care, please book an appointment with Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our team at our dentist office.  To set up a visit with our dentist in Turlock, California, please contact us at 209-667-7889.