Sedation dentistry is now used to help patients with anxiety on dental procedures. This way, the patient will no longer feel stressed as the dental process goes on. Often, the dentist uses two types of sedatives. These are oral or intravenous. The dentist will determine what sedative is applicable for the procedure and what route it should be administered.
Since oral sedation is pill or liquid swallowed with water, it is easier to use than IV. There are standards when to use this. These are:
If you are considering IV sedation, here are the things you have to prepare for:
IV sedation dentistry is more fast-acting that oral sedation. It is because the sedating agent will go straight to your bloodstream and almost automatically affect your body. Oral, on the other hand, takes time to be assimilated into your veins. IV sedation also allows the sedating agent to wear off rapidly compared to orals.
However, this technique is more dangerous. The amount of the sedative should be properly measured. Otherwise, complications will occur.
Here are the facts you have to know before considering IV sedation on your dental visit:
Oral sedation is an easier method of easing the phobia for dental visits. Here are the things you have to know:
Calm yourself and ask your dentist about conscious dental sedation for your dental procedure.
By: Ladan Zinati