If you get easily stressed or anxious when going to the dentist, there are sedatives that you can take that will ease your mind and dull your senses. Depending on the level of sedation you require, different sedatives can produce different results. Some can put your mind and mouth as ease while others can put you to sleep entirely. Listed below are some common sedative treatments:
– Oral sedations use pills or tablets that are orally ingested one hour before a dental procedure. Oral sedations, if given in large doses, can make the user fall asleep.
– Intravenous moderate sedations are injected directly into a patient’s’ bloodstream for a fast-acting sedative.
– General anesthesia uses medications to put an individual into a deep sleep. Oftentimes, anesthesia will keep the user unconscious until it wears off.
– Inhaled minimal sedations use gasses to help you relax. Oxygen along with nitrous oxide gas combines to produce what is commonly called laughing gas to make dental procedures easier and keep the patient more relaxed.
No matter the needs you require from your oral health care, our team at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc can assist you. Dr. Chet B. Hawkins and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which level of sedation will be best for you and your oral health care treatment needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Boerne, Texas, call us at 830-443-4352. We look forward to seeing you soon!