One of the biggest fears is that of the dentist. There seems to be an ingrained fear of the dentist that most of us carry. There is now an answer to this. There are dentists out there that are offering sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is possibly the number one way for somebody with a considerable fear of the dentist to tackle their concerns and restore a fantastic smile.

 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is dentistry that uses the aid of medication to relax a patient. This form of dentistry is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, although that itself is not entirely accurate. The majority of the time, patients are awake and just under general anesthetic. 

 

Types Of Sedation

When it comes down to sedation there are a few options:

  • Inhaled Minimal Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Moderate Sedation
  • Deep Sedation

 

The most popular form of sedation, like the type used by Mission Dental, is inhaled minimal sedation. IMS is the inhalation of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) this is combined with oxygen and placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax, and the dentist can also control the amount of gas you receive.  

This form of sedation is so popular because it works so quickly. Most of the time, the effects wear off fast enough for you to be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Antioch, Mission Dental is the choice for you.