Safe and Effective Oral and IV Sedation For Painless Comfortable Care
Relax During Your Dental Procedure
Sedation dentistry refers to the process of establishing a relaxed, serene state during dental treatment by using sedatives or an IV. This type of dentistry may be a great solution for you if you have dental anxiety or need care that may otherwise require multiple appointments.
Different sedatives vary in degrees of relaxation. Conscious sedation includes administering a sedative, like nitrous oxide or a light oral medication, while you’re awake to induce a state of relaxation. If you require deeper state of relaxation, we can discuss IV sedation, which will help you accomplish your goals without remembering much.
The type of sedative you receive will depend on your degree of anxiety, the extent of the procedure, and your medical condition. Contact us today to learn more about sedation dentistry or to schedule your appointment at Taylor Drive Dental Care!
Sedation Dentistry in Sheboygan, WI
Sedation allows dentists to create a state of relaxation and manage the fear and pain patients may experience during dental procedures. Some of the different types of sedation dentistry include:
Local Anesthesia – Administered by injecting medication into tissue or by applying a medication topically to an area to eliminate sensation
Minimal Sedation – Used most frequently in dentistry and usually involves taking medications orally. All bodily functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on his or her own. The patient may respond normally to verbal commands and may experience some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment. Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” may be used to achieve minimal sedation and in combination with a recommended dosage of oral medication
Moderate Sedation – Achieved by using medications that can be taken orally or intravenously. Patients who undergo moderate sedation are awake and respond to touch and / or verbal commands. All bodily functions remain normal, and the patient does not need assistance breathing