Facts About Sedation Dentistry

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you might want to talk with your dentist about sedation dentistry during your next visit. Depending on your needs, there are several options you might consider.

– If you prefer taking a pill, you might want to ask the dentist about prescribing an oral sedative. However, pills take time to take effect and should be used according to your dentist’s instructions.
– For a fast-acting sedative, intravenous sedations are nearly instantaneous. They are injected directly into the bloodstream.
– If you would like a sedative that is effective but will have any after-effects, talk to your dentist about laughing gas or nitrous oxide. Laughing gas which is a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide is used in many offices.
– For the strongest form of sedation, general anesthesia can be administered. General anesthesia will put the patient to sleep for the duration of the dental treatment.

To learn about sedation, and the techniques we use at George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry in Corpus Christi, Texas, contact us at 361-431-3113. Dr. George Yzaguirre and our team will make sure that you receive the quality care and quality your smile requires.