It’s normal to get a little nervous about visiting the dentist, but for some people, the thought of receiving dental care is almost crippling. If you are someone who has dental anxiety, you may think you’ll never be able to visit the dentist without severe fear and discomfort. However, sedation dentistry may be the solution you’ve been hoping to find. It’s an effective option for most people who are afraid of receiving dental care and can make your appointment more relaxing and productive.
Sedation Dentistry Types
There are several different types of sedation dentistry offered at Brandon Complete Dental Care, including:
· Oral sedation
· Local anesthetic
· IV sedation
Oral sedation is meant to be taken orally before your appointment begins. It induces feelings of well-being and calmness that can help you reach a state of relaxation before, during and after your scheduled appointment. Be sure to arrange transportation to and from your appointment, since it takes a while for the effects of oral sedation to wear off.
Local anesthetic is the most frequently administered anesthetic in dental settings. It’s injected near the treatment site to numb the nerves in the area so you don’t experience discomfort during treatment. Since it only offers localized numbing, you won’t need to worry about arranging transportation to and from your appointment if you receive this type of sedation.
Reserved for the most severe cases of dental anxiety or for complicated procedures, IV sedation is administered intravenously. If you receive this type of sedation, you will be constantly monitored for your safety and comfort. This is the ideal type of sedation if you don’t want to be awake when you receive treatment from your prosthodontist or dentist.
Sedation dentistry is an effective solution for those who have dental fear. To schedule your sedation appointment with Drs. Assing, call Brandon Complete Dental Care during business hours.
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