Getting your teeth professionally cleaned may seem a bit intimidating to some. However, modern technology has made dentistry relatively painless and extremely efficient. Sedation is often used in many dental procedures to assist in relieving dental anxiety, as well as any stress you might feel when you go to the dentist. Here are a few options that exist.
Intravenous Sedation: A sedative is inserted directly into the bloodstream through the use of an IV. This form of sedation is very effective and fast. It can also be easily monitored and controlled.
Deep Sedation: This involves the use of general anesthesia, which is often thought to be the strongest sedative. This will put patients into a deep sleep where they remain until it has worn off.
Gas Sedation: Also called nitrous oxide or laughing gas, this is typically used for patients with dental anxiety. Our doctors in New York, New York, can use this form of sedation to help you relax. It wears of quickly, so you can probably drive yourself home from your dental appointment.
Ingested Sedation: This is a type of oral medication. It is easily customizable based on dosage and desired effect, but it does take a while for the sedative to take effect, often up to as much as an hour.
If you would like to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with the help of dental sedation, you can set up an appointment with Park Avenue Oral Surgery by calling 212-644-7009. Dr. Clark and Dr. Ida look forward to taking your smile into the future!