For many individuals, the idea of being able to relax while at the dentist is not something they believe is possible. Some individuals have so much anxiety that is associated with visiting a dentist that they would rather live with a dental issue than go to the dentist. However, this is not something that is necessary. The health of your teeth relates to the health of your body. When you are dealing with an oral health issue, you need to get it taken care of in order to enjoy overall good health. And, of course, you want a healthy smile. Thankfully, oral conscious sedation can help you feel calm and relaxed when you are undergoing your treatment.
Sedation dentistry can help you to feel relaxed when you are going through different types of dental procedures. There are different types of sedation that are used in order to help you feel comfortable and relaxed when you need to have dental procedures done.
It is possible to have minimal sedation. This means that you are awake during the entire procedure, but you feel relaxed. The next option is to have moderate sedation. This means that you are not likely to remember much of what happened, but you are also awake. The next step up is deep sedation. With this type, you’re likely to feel very tired and may even drift off.
There are a variety of methods that are used to help you feel relaxed when you are at our office. The way that the medication is given to you can be in various forms. You can use an IV, or you can inhale a gas that will help you feel relaxed.
Oral conscious sedation is one of the most common forms of sedation used in dentistry. It is usually available in a minimal to moderate amount. Most of the time, a pill is taken a set amount of time before the procedure is going to be done.
If you are nervous about going to the dentist, yet you understand the benefits that come from it, oral conscious sedation may be right for you. During a consultation at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot, AR, we will talk to you about the different types of sedation that we have available in order to help you enjoy a healthy and bright smile. Our cosmetic dentist happily serves clients in the Little Rock, AR and surrounding areas.