Sedation Dentistry In Cibolo
The most common reason that patients opt for sedation during an appointment is to reduce anxiety and nerves. However, sedation is also helpful for patients who have a strong gag reflex, a difficult time sitting still, or who will be undergoing a more lengthy treatment. Dr. Patel has years of experience offering sedation dentistry in Cibolo, and our team will help you stay comfortable throughout your entire procedure.
Minimal inhaled sedation, also known as laughing gas, causes euphoric effects when it’s inhaled, giving you a happy feeling throughout your treatment. Laughing gas is administered through a nose mask, and Dr. Patel will control the flow of the sedative to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout your entire procedure. You’ll feel calm and relaxed during your appointment, and the effects of laughing gas wear off quickly, which means you’ll be able to drive yourself home and resume your normal, day-to-day life afterwards.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill or syrup form about an hour before your procedure. Adults usually take a pill, while children are typically given a liquid sedative. The medicine will significantly reduce your level of consciousness, make you feel very relaxed and sleepy, and may even make you fall asleep in the dentist’s chair. You will forget most of the procedure, making this a good choice for those who have more severe dental anxiety or patients who are undergoing multiple dental surgeries. You cannot drive yourself home after oral conscious sedation, so it’s important to arrange transportation before your visit.
IV Conscious Sedation
IV conscious sedation typically uses the same medicine as oral conscious sedation, but instead of being ingested orally, it is administered intravenously through an IV drip. This allows for fine-tuned control of dosage and a deeper level of sedation. We usually recommend IV sedation for patients who have severe dental anxiety, since it’s the best way to ensure that you sleep soundly throughout your entire dental procedure.