Are there different types of sedation?
Yes, there are different types of sedation methods. Sedation can involve the use of orally administered tablets or intravenously administered medication. The type of sedation utilized by our oral surgeon will largely depend on a patient’s unique needs and the nature of treatment needed. For example, those who have moderate anxiety in dental settings will likely benefit from taking tablet forms of sedative medication while those undergoing lengthy procedures will benefit from stronger medication delivered through an IV. Our team considers many factors when determining the type and dosage of medication including a patient’s body weight, medical history, and the nature of one’s treatment.
Is sedation safe?
When used in a clinical setting, sedation is safe. We take great strides to ensure that our patients are comfortable, relaxed, and secure. Our team only utilizes approved medications. If IV sedation is necessary, our team can control the level of medication administered at all times and adjust dosage if necessary. During IV sedation, patients’ vitals such as blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate are constantly monitored.
How do I know if I need sedation dentistry?
If you have phobias and fears of dental treatment or believe you will benefit from sedation during procedures, we recommend speaking with our oral surgeon. Our team can help you determine the right method of treatment for your needs.
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