SEDATION DENTISTRY AT COEUR D'ALENE DENTAL OFFICE
Sedation dentistry is a type of dental care that uses medication to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. It is sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry," although that's not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.
Why is sedation dentistry used?
Sedation dentistry is used for a variety of reasons, including:
- To help patients who are anxious or afraid of dental treatment.
- To make dental procedures more comfortable for patients who have a low pain tolerance.
- To allow dentists to perform more complex procedures in a single appointment.
- To help patients who have difficulty sitting still during dental treatment.
What are the different types of sedation dentistry?
There are three main types of sedation dentistry:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a mask. It can help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures.
- Oral sedation is a type of sedative that is taken by mouth in pill form. It can help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures.
- IV sedation is a type of sedative that is given through an IV line. It can help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures.
How does sedation dentistry work?
The type of sedation dentistry that is used will depend on the individual patient's needs and preferences. Nitrous oxide is the least invasive type of sedation dentistry, while IV sedation is the most invasive.
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
If you are considering sedation dentistry, be sure to talk to your dentist at CDA Dental Center about the benefits and costs involved. They can help you decide if sedation dentistry is the right choice for you.
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