When oral surgery is required, the dentists at Reflections Dental understand patients often have anxiety about the procedure. Whether you’re removing your wisdom teeth (or tooth extraction), require root canal surgery or are undergoing another dental procedure it is important that you feel comfortable. Understandably, some patients experience anxiety no matter what the procedure, including cleanings. We can provide sedative services to ensure patient comfort as needed.
We commonly get asked about sedation dentistry and if we employ sedation as part of our practice. The answer is yes. Often a relaxed patient allows for more restorative dental work to be completed more quickly or in fewer visits.
Oral sedation simply refers to taking oral medication to achieve a sedative effect. There are a range of drugs that can be used including triazolam and midazolam. In all cases, our dentists evaluate each patient to determine what drugs may be appropriately used.
Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a nasal mask. It provides a safe and effective sedative effect for patients. The intent is to allow patients to feel comfortable and remain calm during a procedure, not to put them to sleep.
Nitrous oxide sedation is effective during the procedure with the added benefit that it wears off quickly once it is removed. Of course, our dental professionals will talk to you about this sedation option to ensure it is right for you.
Contact the dental professionals at Reflections Dental to learn more about surgical procedures and sedation today!