What is Sedation Dentistry?

This is a kind of drug you are given by a dentist before any dental procedure is started or during the practice to help you relax so as to avoid pain and anxiety. Sedation Dentistry will not knock you out completely like anesthesia does but will help you stay relaxed and without no fear holding on you. There are 3 types of Sedation Dentistry:

  • Oral Sedatives – For this one, you take it before like one hour prior to dental procedure taking place. It is placed on your tongue and immediately starts taking effect, which helps you to relax and sometimes may cause you to sleep until it loses power over you. We have a guide prepared for more information and some great legal advice too. You can view it here at the Notary Public London website.

  • Nitrous Oxide: This is in form of a gas and it is given to you while undergoing the dental procedure. It wears out quickly and after you are treated, you can be allowed to go home without any problem or effects at all.
  • Intravenous Sedatives: If you are given this one by your dentist, expect some varied consciousness to take place. It is also referred as ‘general anesthesia’ and it keeps you sleep until it slowly wears off.
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