Do you count yourself to be among the ones who dreadfully suffer from a dental fear? If yes, then you must have heard as well as researched about sedation dentistry a lot. Basically, sedation is the technique used by your dentist to help you relax when you are occupying the chair in front of him. So, depending upon both the level of your anxiety and the procedure to be carried out, sedation can be administered to the patient in various levels…
In a gist, the various degrees of sedation ranges from minimal to deep sedation and even general anesthesia!
1. The Inhaled Sedation
The patient is made to inhale nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” combined with oxygen. The patient inhales both by wearing a mask. The amount to be taken in can be well monitored by your dentist and he adjusts the dose as required. This sedation wears off easily and the patient can walk back home all by himself after the procedure is done.
2. Oral Sedation
This involves taking a pill orally which though keeps you awake, but drowsy. These drugs normally belong to the valium So, it will simply make you sleepy! It is often combined with the laughing gas and applied to the patient.
3. Intravenous sedation
Sedatives are directly injected into the veins of the patient. This sedation is slightly deeper and the recipient needs some time after the dentist’s job is done, in order to recover from his/her state of trance.
4. General anesthesia
This method makes the patient completely unconscious. Complex dental procedures which usually take a longer duration calls for a general anesthesia only. Otherwise it is not a very common tool that is used by dentists in general.
What Did You Miss?
At Village Family Dental of Dallas, TX, Dr. Paul Hung administers sedation on patients to help them relieve from their anxiety and fear. You must also know that sedation dentistry demands expert hands only. So make sure to check with your dentist before you opt for one.
Dr. Paul Hung is one of the best Sedation Dentist in Dallas, TX
Apart from receiving 2017’s America’s Best Dentist Award, Dr. Paul has amassed his patients with quality dental care and is loved by his patients.
Dr. Paul does not settle for the minimum, he has averaged over 70 CE hours every year in pursuit to train and learn from the masters of dentistry from all over the country. You can rest assure that you are in the hands of an amazing clinician who knows what to do when. Dr. Paul has taken over 50 hours of sedation courses and is Level 2 licensed which means he can perform multiple types of oral sedation techniques. Of the dozens of sedation cases, Dr. Paul has had 100% success.
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