What Are My Sedation Options?

If you have a dental procedure coming up, you might be nervous about the pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of sedation options available that will keep you relaxed and comfortable during your oral surgery. Below, we will explain the differences between these types of sedation so you can make an informed decision before your appointment.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a popular choice for people who are having complex procedures or oral surgeries. With this sedation, our team will use a small needle to administer a sedative. While you will still be awake, you will be very relaxed for your dental work. In fact, most patients don’t even remember the procedure after an IV sedation. Just remember that it won’t be safe to drive after this sedation, so you will need to arrange transportation after your dental work.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is a great choice for patients who are nervous about more routine dental procedures or patients who want sedation with fewer side effects than IV sedation. For this type of sedation, your dentist or oral surgeon will write you a prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that you will take before your procedure. Follow their instructions, and you will be able to relax in the dentist’s chair, even if you are usually afraid.

Compassionate Dentistry in Cypress

At Smile Artisans, we understand that dental work can be scary for a lot of people. We work with every patient to make sure they are comfortable before, during, and after their appointment. To learn more about our choices in sedation or to schedule a dental appointment, call us today.

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