Did you know that you can have sedatives given before dental treatments to help soothe away any worries or fears you may have, as well as remove all feelings of pain or stress? With sedation dentistry, you can whisk away your worries with a single treatment, so your dental care can be safely and effectively given. Here are some ways you can keep your dental visit pain-free with sedation dentistry:
– Intravenous Sedation: Intravenous sedation occurs when a sedative is put directly into the bloodstream, which is extremely effective and extremely fast-acting. Levels can be configured to achieve the desired effect, including placing the patient into a sleep state.
– Inhaled Minimal Sedation: The gas mixture used in inhaled sedation consists of oxygen and nitrous oxide, a blend known as laughing gas, which is inhaled and typically is used when a patient needs to be relaxed.
– Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is administered with the use of pills and tablets to achieve the desired effect. This process is easily customizable based on dosage and desired effect, but it does take up to an hour for the sedative to take effect.
– Anesthetic Sedation: Deep sedation takes place with the use of general anesthesia, which is often considered the strongest form of sedative, as it puts patients into a deep sleep where they remain until the sedative has completely worn off.
To discuss your sedations options with Dr. John Toenjes and the rest of our team at Drs. Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in St. Anthony, Idaho. Our number is 208-624-3757, and we look forward to making your smile shine soon!