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How Dentists Administer Sedatives to Patients

Is your fear of the dentist getting in the way of your oral health? If you refuse to get the dental care you need because of anxiety issues, talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. This service can make your time in the dentist’s chair peaceful and pain-free. The following information highlights the most common forms of sedation dentistry. 

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Through Injection

Prior to undergoing any dental procedure, you can discuss with your dentist the level of anxiety you normally feel when receiving treatment. If your dentist deems that you have a significant amount of apprehension, he may recommend injectable sedatives. These types of sedatives can be administered through intravenous injection for swift and substantial comfort. Should you prefer to be unconscious during your procedure, your dentist can provide enough sedation so that you remember nothing of your treatment. He can also give smaller sedative dosages to render you calm, relaxed, and awake.

By Prescription Pill

Your dentist can also offer oral medication for sedation purposes. After determining if oral sedation is right for you, your dentist can prescribe a pill that is taken before you receive any treatment. By taking your prescription prior to receiving your dental care, the chemical components of the medication have time to induce a state of tranquility to enhance your treatment experience.

Via Gaseous Medication

Dentists often use nitrous oxide to make dental treatment an enjoyable experience for patients. If you suffer from a minimal amount of anxiety at the dentist’s office, ask him if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide. No injection or pill is necessary with this form of sedation dentistry. Your dentist will place a mask over your mouth and nose for a few minutes. During this time, you can inhale this safe gas, which will quickly calm your mind and body. Once in a relaxed state, your dentist can begin your treatment.

Park 56 Dental is happy to provide our patients with a diverse array of sedation dentistry options to fit their individual needs. If you would like to learn more about the services that our NYC practice offers, call (646) 783-3529. You can also visit our website for additional information on our sedation dentistry techniques. 

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