The Different Types of Dental Sedation Gilbert, AZ
The most common form of sedation in a dental office is nitrous oxide or “laughing gas.” Also called inhalation analgesia, nitrous oxide does not put you to sleep, but reduces the anxiety about dental procedures. It is very safe and most dental offices offer it.
This sedation comes from a pill or liquid that is taken orally. Like local anesthetics, often it is used in combination with nitrous oxide. You may still be awake, but you will be less nervous and anxious about dental work.
This type of sedation is another common method of anti-anxiety where the sedative is injected into a vein. This allows dentists to provide a deeper sedation, although you will still be awake but less aware of the procedure. This process requires recovery time after you leave the office.
This is a form of sedation by which you are asleep the whole procedure. It is practiced using drugs that are directly injected into the vein, along with possible inhalation of gaseous anesthetic. A through recovery time in office may be required before you leave.
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