Many people are quite anxious when heading to the dentist. However, we need dental care if we hope to maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums. The good news is, many dentists offer sedation to help nervous patients get through their procedures — as well as “stronger” sedation for patients needing a procedure.
Keep these points in mind:
- There are 4 sedation levels: mild (using laughing gas), mild (using oral sedatives), moderate (through an IV drip), and general anaesthesia.
- Although the drugs used in sedation dentistry are safe, it’s recommended to find a dentist who specialises in using sedation as it’s not offered in every dental practice.
- Mild sedation can help those with dental anxiety get the treatment they need and stay comfortable the entire time.
Sedation dentistry is for people who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety.
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