What Types Of Dental Sedation Are Available?
Sedation Dentistry Options With Your Midlothian Dentists
When it comes to sedation dentistry there are a lot of options out there, which can sometimes make it just a little confusing. At White and White alone we offer three different types of sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
We choose to offer three different types of sedation dentistry near Richmond and Bon Air so that we can better ensure that our patients have care that is tailored to their needs. While one sedation method may be best for one patient, another form of sedation might be better for another. We do our best to work with each patient to determine what form of sedation is best for each particular situation.
In detail, the forms of dental sedation that we offer at our Midlothian, VA practice include:
Nitrous oxide | Nitrous oxide is the most common form of dental sedation, and is administered via a rubber mask that helps you gently inhale the nitrous oxide gas. This gas acts to help your body relax and ease the tension so that if you are suffering from nervousness or dental anxiety you can get the care that will help your oral health stay on track.
Oral sedation | Oral sedation (also known as oral conscious sedation) is administered in the form of a pill that is taken before coming into our office for your dental visit. Don’t worry, our team will tell you how long before your treatment that you need to take the pill. This sedative pill is a safe sedation method that helps patients relax, feel calm, and reduce nervousness during dental treatments. After your treatment has been completed, you will need to have a friend or family member to drive you home because it can take a little time for the oral sedation to wear off.
IV sedation | IV sedation as the name implies is administered intravenously. Frequently, IV sedation is used for lengthier procedures or procedures that are more complicated, or for people who suffer from severe dental anxiety. If you choose IV sedation as your sedation method, you should be conscious during the entire procedure and feel very relaxed.
Have any questions for us about the types of dental sedation we have available in Midlothian, VA? Contact us today if you are in the area, from Richmond to Bon Air!