Generally speaking, sedation dentistry Boynton Beach encompasses a variety of techniques that are used to keep a patient calm and comfortable during long dental procedures. If you’re someone who feels anxious about pain or about the dentist, you’ve probably wondered about sedation dentistry Boynton Beach and the various types of dental sedation that you can choose from for your next procedure.
Also known as nitrous oxide or inhalation analgesia, this is used to relax you during your dental procedure. This is a perfect choice for patients with mild anxiety. You’ll be awake while taking it through a nose apparatus and the effect of the gas is usually felt within 30 seconds. It quickly wears off once your stop inhaling it. Those who receive this as a sedative are often able to drive themselves home following the completion of a procedure.
This is also known as conscious sedation and it involves the patient taking a prescribed dose of sedative orally as directed by the dentist. A suitable choice for patients who have higher levels of anxiety, this will leave you awake for the procedure but it significantly relaxes you. Its effects will wear off on the next day that’s why patients who receive this will need to arrange a ride home with a friend or family member.
This is the fastest working sedative since a needle transfers the solution directly into the bloodstream. This is a great choice for those who are resistant to other types of sedation. It has two varieties – one is called ‘twilight’ wherein the patient is conscious, but in a dream-like state, and the other option is general anesthesia which will leave the patient totally unconscious.
You can talk to Dr. Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA about your fears and concerns before your appointment for dental work. He’ll recommend the type of sedation dentistry Boynton Beach that will best suit your needs. Contact us today!