Seeking Sedation From Your Dentist

Seeking Sedation From Your Dentist
December 17 19:38 2018 Print This Article

If you feel anxious when you go to the dentist, there is a solution that you want to ask the office about. A dentist who has the proper oral conscious sedation certification can use the medications needed so that your comfortable while having dental work done. This type of sedation allows you to remain conscious throughout the procedure without knowing much about what’s going on around you, allowing the dentist to get the work done in a short time so that you have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

Oral sedation is often administered in a pill. You’ll usually be given a pill to take the night before as well as a pill to take when you arrive at the office. Sometimes, you might be given IV sedation as well, but this would only be if you have severe anxiety or if there are multiple procedures that would need to be completed at one time.

The medication given targets areas of your brain that are responsible for anxiety. When you take these medications, these areas of the brain are impacted, and you won’t feel as anxious as you normally would while in the office chair. You’ll have a feeling a being calm and relaxed while the dentist completes the work that needs to be done. You will need someone to drive you home after the visit as the medication might make you drowsy for a few hours after the procedure.

A dentist should take the proper classes to learn about how the sedation medications work and the proper doses that should be given to each patient. When you visit the office, you need to find out if the dentist and the employees who will be administering the medication have taken the proper classes and have the proper certifications before you make a decision about getting any kind of dental work done.

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Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a health enthusiast and has written several health articles for various health magazines.

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