Published: 09/11/2019
  Dental Anxiety and Sedation: Have you ever dealt with anxiety due to a fear of going to the dentist? If so, you’re not alone because it’s not an uncommon experience to go through. A vast majority of the population really dreads going to the dentist. However, avoiding visiting a dentist due to anxiety in the long run could be detrimental to a person’s oral health. With this being said, there is solution known as Sedation Dentistry which is used to help patients deal with this anxiety. Sedation Dentistry has become more prevalent and the introduction of it has allowed for the stress of patients to be alleviated. Also, it should be noted that there are a few different types of dental sedation dentistry all of which help to curb dental anxiety. Different Types of Sedation Dentistry? Sedation Dentistry consists of different types of methods used to help alleviate the stress and anxiety a dental patient experiences. A sedative is used to allow for relaxation as well as calmness to be used in clients who would otherwise be stressed with being in at the dentist. Here at Canal Calem Periodontics, a few types of sedation such as Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Oral Sedation Dentistry are provided. Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous Oxide Sedation which is also known as laughing gas is one form of sedation and it involves the patient inhaling the gas through a special mask before their treatment. Once the gas is induced, it then sparks a feeling of relaxation. When the mask is removed from the patient the gas begins to wear off. Oral Sedation: Oral Sedation involves the process of a patient taking a tablet an hour before their visit to the dentist and doing so can help the patient feel more calmed and relaxed before their appointment. It should be noted that the patient if opting for oral sedation should have someone drive them to their appointment. For More Information: While sedatives are used to help patient with their dental anxiety it can also be used to help young kids or people with special needs. For more information on sedation dentistry, reach out to your dentist office and set up a consultation. Doing so will allow you the opportunity to have your questions answered in person and will help you gain a better understanding of the sedation dental process. Talk to Us About an Appointment