Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures.
The following types of sedation dentistry Worcester based General & Implant Dentistry uses:
Inhaled minimal sedation. You breathe nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Dr. Samborski can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation dentistry where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
Oral sedation. Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a pill. Typically, the pill is Halcion, it’s usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you’ll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can, though, be awakened with a gentle shake.
Regardless of which type of sedation you receive, you’ll also typically need a local anesthetic (Novacaine) — numbing medication at the site where Dr. Samborski is working in the mouth — to relieve pain if the procedure causes any discomfort.
Dr. Samborski’s Worcester sedation dentistry practice makes sure all procedures are done in a relaxed and controlled atmosphere, if you have had anxious time in a previous dental experience, rest assured your experience will be different at General & Implant Dentistry. Today’s modern procedures result in a pain free dental sedation experiences for Worcester.