How Does Dental Sedation Work?

How Does Dental Sedation Work?Many patients experience a certain level of fear or anxiety over seeing the dentist. Sometimes this fear can be so severe that the patient will avoid seeing our Beverly Hills dentist altogether, even if he or she is in a great deal of pain. The proper treatment for your dental health should never be delayed, and if you suffer from dental anxiety, you should consider seeing our expert in sedation dentistry in Beverly Hills.

There are several different sedation dentistry techniques that can help you feel more relaxed while you are in the dentist’s chair. Nitrous oxide is a very mild form of sedation that leaves you awake, but you will feel more relaxed. It involves placing a mask over your nose that gives you laughing gas so that you are completely at ease. Oral sedation is another option where you are given a pill to swallow that will make you drowsy. You may fall asleep, but you can easily be awoken.

IV sedation is when you are given a sedative drug through a vein. This will sedate you much more quickly, and you will fall asleep during the procedure. The most intense form of sedation is general anesthesia, which makes you completely unconscious for the duration of the treatment.

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