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Sedation Options

Dental sedation or sedation dentistry offers a variety of techniques or medications in order to relieve the patients of any anxiety that might make them feel uncomfortable and scared during different dental procedures and surgeries. It is particularly offered for patients who are suffering from dental phobia or fear of dentists; this way, they can carry on with their dental treatment in a more relaxed manner.

What are the types of dental sedation?

  • Laughing gas is the most common sedation wherein you breathe nitrous oxide through a mask that’s placed over your nose. It will be able to reduce your anxiety without putting you to sleep.

  • Oral Sedation comes in the form of a pill. The pill is supposed to be taken an hour before the procedure or surgery. It is supposed to make you feel drowsy but not to the point of total unconsciousness.

  • IV Sedation (Intravenous Sedation) is a sedative that is injected into a vein which is why its effect is quicker. It is supposed to be deeper sedation so the chances of you sleeping throughout your surgery are high.

  • General Anesthesia will make you totally unconscious and unaware throughout your surgery. An injection to a vein along with the inhalation of a gaseous anesthetic is administered.

Night Guards and Sports Guards

Sleep apnea, snoring, and bruxism (teeth grinding) are serious conditions that can increase health risks and have a negative effect on your oral health. Fortunately, these sleeping habits can be treated with an oral appliance called a night guard which is designed to hold the lower jaw forward during sleep; other night guards are also custom-designed to provide you with a comfortable cushion between the upper and lower rows of teeth.

If you are someone who engages in certain sports and activities that carry a high risk of falling which can cause injuries that might impact your face, a custom-fitted sports guard can help you protect your teeth from sudden trauma and permanent damage.

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