If you read our last blog on removing wisdom teeth, you may be wondering how you can be comfortable during this procedure. At Riverside Dental Group in California, your comfort is our priority during oral surgery and other treatments. Today, we are here to talk about how oral conscious sedation works and its benefits.
When You Need Anesthesia
There are several reasons you may need to be sedated during a visit. For patients who have severe anxiety when it comes to dental work, this may be used during a regular cleaning appointment. If you are undergoing an extraction, root canal, or other invasive surgery, this is recommended for your comfort.
Any type of dental work that involves incisions or removing a tooth can be uncomfortable. For an increased level of comfort, sedation is necessary. Different levels of sedation may be used for a filling, root canal, and wisdom tooth removal.
Many patients may get nervous at the thought of going under, which is why conscious sedation is helpful. With this, you will still be able to respond to your surgeon, when necessary, but you will not feel anything during your procedure.
Why Oral Conscious Sedation Is Helpful
There are several benefits to this form of anesthesia:
If you are nervous about having full anesthesia, this is a good option. The doctor will monitor you, but you will not have to be asleep for your surgery.
-Easy Recovery Time
You will still need a friend or family member to drive you home after your surgery. However, instead of needing to be brought out of anesthesia, the effects of this will gradually wear off.
-Fear Of Needles
If you have trypanophobia, you will not have to worry about being injected with this form of sedation. Instead, this comes in the form of a pill or liquid.
Before Your Surgery
Your dentist will go over your medical history before administering this sedation. Some medications or health conditions may limit the effectiveness of the sedative, so it is important to inform your doctor of all factors.
Be sure to always have a family member or friend with you after the procedure. The effects can take a varying amount of time to wear off and you will not be able to leave your appointment without a guardian.
Talk To Us About Your Options
If you need oral surgery, we are here for you. We have surgeons in-office and can help make the experience more comfortable for you. Call us at your nearest location today.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.