Sedation dentistry has emerged thanks to advancements in the dental industry as one of the leading ways to help patients who suffer from dental anxiety overcome their fear and receive treatment. Also, there are a variety of sedation methods that have been developed in order to cater to patients with different needs. The different types of sedation range from oral sedation, nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas, IV sedation, or as a pill.
How Is Sedation Administered?
As mentioned above there are different forms of sedation that can be used for a patient depending on their level of dental anxiety. Sedation is available in a range of strengths. If you are mildly afraid of the dental chair than nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas would be the best option for you. On the other hand, if your fear is more serious than you might benefit from more moderate sedation. However, if you have serious dental anxiety then this would require deep sedation or general anesthesia which would make you unconscious during the procedure. In this case general anesthesia would be more beneficial for you. Sedation can be given in gas form, taken as a pill, or administered through an IV.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact our Dental office in Phoenix, AZ to schedule your consultation if you feel as though you may be suffering from dental anxiety. Especially, if this suffering has caused you to avoid seeking any necessary dental treatment.