Whether you tend to avoid visiting the dentist due to anxiety or have a procedure scheduled through Capital Dentistry that requires analgesics, there’s a type of sedation that can help alleviate the stress and manage the potential pain you may feel.
Dental Treatment That Require Anaesthesia
The good news is most visits to the dentist are routine and require local anaesthesia only don’t require pain management. Some of the most common procedures that require anesthesia include dental fillings, teeth extractions, root canals and wisdom teeth removal.
In these cases, your Capital Dentistry dentist will usually anesthetize the part of your mouth surrounding the tooth or teeth being worked on.
Nitrous oxide is a conscious form of sedation; it relaxes you but doesn’t put you in a sleep-like state. It wears off quickly and most people don’t require assistance getting home after having it administered. IV sedation is a deeper form of conscious sedation that allows you to sleep through the majority of a procedure
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is often used to calm dental anxiety. It’s safe, easy, effective, and is administered through a mask that fits over your nose.
IV sedation is administered via a needle, directly into the blood stream. It works very quickly and produces a sensation that’s similar to sleeping, even though you don’t really fall asleep.
Once your treatment is over and the IV sedation start to wear off, you will need help getting home because you may still feel drowsy. Whenever intravenous sedation is necessary, the caring staff at Capital Dentistry will be sure to remind you to bring a friend or family member to bring you home safely after your treatment.