What Types of Sedation are Available?
Sedatives may be mild or moderate, depending on the procedure and the patient’s level of anxiety. Dossett Dental offers a variety of sedatives that are usually given via:
- Inhalation: Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is inhaled through a mask put on the patient’s face. Laughing gas is a mild sedative that relaxes the patient. It’s also a good choice for those who don’t want to receive an injection.
- Oral: Oral sedations are another great option for people who wish to avoid a needle. Patients are given a pill. Oral sedatives make you sleepy but you don’t really fall asleep; generally you just feel a bit groggy after.
- IV: Sedation through an IV is more moderate and generally leaves the patient unconscious but easy to wake up.
Deeper Sedation Options
Some procedures require patients to reach a deep level of unconsciousness. For these treatments, we offer:
Patients on deep sedation are completely unconscious and cannot easily be awakened. These patients will respond to pain, and can usually breathe on their own.
A patient under general anesthesia is very deeply asleep and unable to respond to pain. Patients in this state may have difficulty breathing on their own and may require a ventilator and a heart monitor.
Contact Dossett Dental Today
Don’t let your fear of the dentist keep you from achieving good oral health. Call our McKinney office today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists. We won’t perform an exam; instead, we will discuss sedation options with you to help you determine your level of comfort.
Dossett Dental McKinney
4550 W. Eldorado Pkwy #107
McKinney, TX, 75093
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