Most people who suffer from dental anxiety are unaware of the fact that there are sedation options available for them to help relieve them of this dental anxiety. Whether or not this fear is the result of a bad experience or from stories they have seen on television their anxiety may keep them from seeking out dental care. It’s important to take care of your oral care mainly because it is directly related to your overall healthcare. To learn more about if you qualify as a candidate for sedation dentistry look below:

Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Review the different conditions that may qualify you for sedation they are included but not limited to:
 Dentist phobia
 Aversion to needles
 Extreme tooth sensitivity
 The need for multiple procedures during a single sitting
 Trouble staying still for long periods of time
 Poor response to local anesthetic

Sedation Options
In addition to being a qualified candidate for sedation it’s important to determine all of your qualifying
conditions. This helps a more comprehensive decision to be made for what type of sedation you need:
 Oral Sedation - Oral Sedation is given to a patient via a pill and it is one of the most common
ways to administer sedation to a patient. It helps the patient to relax while they are examined.
 IV sedation – IV Sedation provides the patient with a similar experience like oral sedation, but
it is administered intravenously. Also, it is administered by trained dental staff and specialists.
 Nitrous oxide – Nitrous Oxide is another type of sedation and it is administered by nitrous oxide
gas. Similar to IV sedation it is controlled by your dental staff and specialists. Also, the effects of
it occur rather quickly, and once the patient is finished these same effects wear off quickly too.
General anesthesia – General Anesthesia causes the patient to become unconscious and in a
sense completely relaxed. With this form of sedation, the patient enters into a deep sleep, and if
a patient suffers from high dental anxiety then this would be the best form of sedation for them.

Schedule A Consultation
If you’re suffering from dental anxiety don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your dentist. It’s
important to take care of your oral health and with sedation dentistry there is nothing to fear anymore.