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4 Questions to Ask About Sedation Dentistry August 12, 2017

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4 Questions to Ask About Sedation Dentistry, Anchorage, Alaska

Whether you're preparing for extensive dental treatment or simply coping with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the key to keeping you comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Many dentists offer multiple sedation options, and depending on your individual needs, they may make them available for procedures ranging from teeth cleanings to crowns. To make sure you know what to expect, check with your dentist before your appointment about the following details.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?

One of the most well-known options for sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide — also called laughing gas — which usually leaves a patient conscious but gives a sense of relaxation and calm. However, there are other options, including oral sedatives, IV delivery, and local anesthetic.

What Type Is Right for Me?

Sedation Dentistry This depends on the treatment you're receiving. Many restorative procedures can be completed with local anesthetic alone, while others require general anesthesia. Your dentist will talk with you about your procedure and offer recommendations regarding the form of sedation dentistry that fits best.

How Long Will the Effect Last?

This depends on the type of sedation you're receiving. Nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately with no lasting side effects. Other forms of sedation may still be in effect after your procedure, requiring certain precautions to keep you safe.

Will I Need Help Afterward?

If your sedative is one which lingers after your appointment, you'll need to prepare in advance to ensure you have a ride home, as you won't be able to drive. You should also have someone to sit with you for the first few hours after the procedure.

Sedation dentistry is an effective tool to allow for dental treatments which might otherwise be impossible. If you're due for a restorative or cosmetic procedure, speak to your dentist about your options.

 

Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, offers a full range of dental services provided by an experienced team of dentists. To schedule an appointment for yourself or your child, call (907) 562-2820 or submit your request online. You can also connect with the staff on Facebook.

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