Get Relieved from Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is common among people. Those who avoid dental visits out of fear often end up losing their teeth due to advanced bone and gum infections. Sedation dentistry can keep an individual out of pain while undergoing any dental treatment.
If you are suffering from the long-term effects of avoiding your dental visits, Mai Dental Specialists can help you out with sleep dentistry in San Jose. Our Oral Sedation Dentistry in San Jose helps calm down even the most fearful patients. Sedation Dentistry enables you to undergo dental treatments that can improve your appearance, chewing ability, and self-confidence.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
There are typically four types of Sedation dentistry used for dental procedures and surgery:
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- IV Sedation
- General Anesthesia
If your dentist requires you to be alert during a process, he may opt for Nitrous Oxide which is a minimal sedation technique. However, there are procedures which might involve deep sedation, and that is where IV sedation will be administered.
Nitrous Oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”, is an inhaled combination of oxygen and Nitrous Oxide. This inhalation sedation dentistry is used for simple dental procedures, which requires the patient to be able to respond.
Oral Conscious Sedation:
Similar to Nitrous Oxide, Oral conscious sedation dentistry makes the patient feel calm and relaxed, still being able to respond to physical and vocal stimulation. A pill will be administered to the patient a few hours before the treatment. It helps to deal with the fear factor and has a recovery time.
IV Sedation dentistry:
IV sedation is intravenously administered, which is mostly used for dental surgery. An intravenous insertion will be made in the hand or in the crook of the elbow, to manage the sedation. The patient will be semi-conscious such that they can still respond to the verbal cues from the dentist.
This sedation will make the patient almost or totally unconscious, and the patient will be deeply asleep during the procedure. Until the effect of the sedation wears off, the patient will not be conscious.