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Local, Inhalation, Oral, & Intravenous Sedation Methods Available

We offer local and general anesthesia for complex cases or excessive anxiety.

What To Know

If the mere mention of the dentist’s office makes you uneasy and the thought of having a procedure performed seems unbearable, then you may be the perfect candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation uses various medicines to help ease a patient’s nerves and make any dental procedure go more smoothly.

Sedation may also be required for more extensive oral surgeries. Your dentist will be able to evaluate if sedation is necessary and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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Types of Sedation

Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic can be used in conjunction with any of the following methods in order to numb the area of the mouth where a surgery is taking place.

Inhalation Sedation

Inhalation sedation involves the use of Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, to minimally sedate the patient. The patient will be awake but in a state of calm under the effects. This method is usually used during routine cleanings and minor oral surgeries.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation uses a pill that the patient takes prior to surgery. Depending on the dosage, sedation using this method can range from mild to moderate. Some patients may even fall asleep during surgery under an oral sedative, but are able to be easily woken if necessary. This is the most common type of sedation dentistry.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous sedation administers strong sedatives directly into the bloodstream using an IV needle. A trained anesthesiologist will closely monitor the patient’s sedation process and vitals to ensure proper dosage is administered. This method of sedation is only used for the most comprehensive oral surgeries.

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Sedation is a great choice for children and adults who avoid the dentist due to fear. Ask your Union Dental dentist if sedation may be a good option for you.

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