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Many people get worried or panicked when it comes to dental operations such as root canal therapy, tooth extraction, and the implantation of dental implants. However, putting off these procedures out of fear can result in more serious dental issues in the long run. Those who suffer from dental anxiety or panic have a treatment option available to them that is both safe and effective: sedation dentistry. You can approach Dr. Bacon or at Del Mar Dental to learn about its benefits.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
In sedation dentistry, patients are given medication to help them relax and remain calm throughout their dental procedures. Different kinds of sedation can be administered, such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a moderately effective sedative delivered through a mask worn over the nose. During an oral sedation procedure, the patient is given a tablet to take by mouth before the procedure to help them relax. Intravenous (IV) sedation can introduce deeper drowsiness involving drugs through a vein.
Sedation Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a popular dental technique for treating an infected or damaged tooth. During the procedure, the dentist will remove the portion of the tooth that is infected or damaged and clean its interior. During root canal therapy, sedation dentistry may be used to assist the patient in relaxing and feeling less anxious about the procedure. For people with mild to moderate anxiety, nitrous oxide or oral sedation may be helpful; however, intravenous sedation may be required for those with more severe anxiety.
Sedation Dentistry for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is another common dental operation that can make some patients anxious. A tooth extraction occurs when a tooth that has been injured, decaying, or causing other dental problems is removed from the mouth. We use sedation dentistry to help the patient relax and feel less anxious about the procedure.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Implants
The more complicated dental treatment known as dental implant placement involves surgically inserting a dental implant into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for a tooth that has been lost. During the placement of dental implants, sedation dentistry can help the patient relax and feel less anxious about the procedure. Because it offers a deeper level of sedation and can help the patient remain comfortable throughout the procedure, intravenous (IV) sedation is frequently utilized during the placement of dental implants. Sedation dentistry is risk-free when done by a dental practitioner with the necessary education, skills, and experience. The patient's anxiety level, the difficulty of the surgery, and additional criteria such as the patient's age and medical history will play a role in determining the type of sedation administered to them. Before giving the patient sedation, we will examine their medical history and take other preventative measures to guarantee their well-being.
Contact us Now For an Appointment
Sedation dentistry is a treatment option that can be both safe and helpful for patients who suffer from anxiety or fear during dental treatments such as root canal therapy, tooth extraction, and dental implants. During dental treatments, sedation can be provided in different ways, including by inhaling nitrous gas, administering oral sedatives, or through intravenous means. When undergoing sedation dentistry, it is critical to locate a professional dentist. Approach Dr. Bacon at Del Mar Dental to book an appointment. We will help with any concerns or questions regarding the procedure before receiving treatment. Contact us now at (817) 710-2609.