Learning More About Sedation Dentistry

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Do you require a complex oral health care procedure to fix and repair your smile, but are afraid of going to your dentist due to the potential for pain? Those days are long over, as an entire branch of dentistry exists to ensure that any procedures that need to be done to your smile can be given without the fear of pain. Thanks to various forms of sedation, you can rest assure that your procedures can be done with minimal pain or no pain at all. Whether you need a calming and relaxing agent to help put your mind at ease or if you even need to be put to sleep during your procedures, sedation dentistry can help you.

Through the use of sedation dentistry, you can drastically improve your smile and lower your risk for several oral health ailments that can arise by skipping out on going to the dentist. Because sedatives can help minimize pain and stress associated with various oral health conditions, it may make you more willing to go to the dental office. Whether you need a gas sedation such as inhaled minimal sedation or something more effective, visit your dentist and let them know.

If you require a deeper level of sedation, consider the use of oral sedation. However, oral sedation consists of pills that must be taken up to an hour before any appropriate treatments can be given. Because dosages can be adjusted, it is possible to make you drowsy or even put you into a state of sleep. Similarly, intravenous sedatives can be adjusted, but since they are directly injected into your veins, they are fast-acting so that your dentist can get right to work. For the deepest level of sedation, a general anesthesia treatment can be applied. Through the use of anesthesia, you can put it be put into a state of unconsciousness from which you will not awake until the anesthesia wears off.

Do you still have lingering questions about sedation dentistry? George Yzaguirre and our team at our dental office in Corpus Christi, Texas, are always here to help you take the steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry at 361-431-3113 to book an appointment with us to discuss your options for sedation dentistry.