When you have oral surgery coming up, you may want to know how you will be sedated. We have several great choices for sedation for those who either need sedation for the surgery or who would be more comfortable having it due to anxiety about dental care. A lot of people experience anxiety when they visit the dentist, and we ensure that you are always kept comfortable while undergoing your procedure. When you’re planning for your dental surgery, it’s a good idea to bring up sedation options during your consultation. This can help the doctor to understand your sedation needs. The doctor will always listen to your concerns and ensure that you get the best care.
The Benefits of Using Sedation During Surgery
It’s helpful to have dental sedation when a treatment is a more intensive type or is rather lengthy. It’s also good to use for patients who have dental anxiety. Anxiety can keep patients from getting the treatments they need, and sedation can help them to get their oral procedures when they need to. There is also the benefit of having pain blocked during the procedure. It is a safe way for both children and adults to get the sedation they need or want for the procedure. Sedation can also relax the gag reflex that can be a problem for some patients. Sedation also helps the procedure to take much less time than it does. With sedation, the procedure often seems to be over just after it began.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This type of sedation is one that many people choose for their dental treatments. It is administered when you take a pill before you have your treatment. This pill will put you into a dreamy state in which you’re groggy. Patients can stay conscious with this method throughout the procedure, but it’s so relaxing that many patients fall asleep. If a patient does fall asleep, that’s fine. If there is a question that you need to answer, the doctor can easily wake you up to ask you. Some patients with oral conscious sedation remember their procedure while others don’t remember anything until they leave after their procedure.
Nitrous oxide is often called laughing gas. This is a safe gas that can be used for sedation during a dental procedure. It’s also extremely easy for you to use when it’s time for your surgery. It is often used to make people feel less anxiety when they are getting oral surgery. It is highly effective at keeping people calm and relaxed as well as comfortable.
To administer nitrous oxide, a small mask will be put over your nose. It is placed there are few minutes before the surgery and used throughout. It is a short-acting sedation method that won’t last long after the mask is removed. During the procedure, you breathe normally and receive the nitrous oxide that is continuously flowing through the mask. It releases a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide that is perfectly safe and effective at helping you to relax. You will stay conscious with this sedation method. After the procedure is done, the mask will be removed, and you will breathe normally for a few minutes. You can expect the results to wear off at this time, and you can drive yourself home.
IV sedation is needed for a range of oral surgeries that are common for patients. Some people are nervous about getting IV sedation, but the procedure is quick, and you will be safe the entire time. IV sedation is highly effective, and it allows the doctor to control the sedative amount at all times. Sometimes IV sedation is used for minor treatments when it’s needed, and sometimes it is used for more advanced surgeries.
This sedation type puts the patient unconscious throughout the procedure. This has the benefit of keeping you from feeling any sensation at all during the surgery. It can also help to keep you calm and can keep you from moving during the procedure. When patients are given this sedation method, they often don’t remember much about the procedure from the time the sedative is administered. When you have this type of sedation, you need to have someone at your appointment with you who can drive you home after it.
At DFW Oral Surgeons, we know that many patients worry about getting procedures and may put it off because of that nervousness. We want you to be able to get the procedures you need for the benefit of your oral health. We can always discuss sedation with you during your appointments so that the right choice can be made for your situation. Your comfort is a priority with DFW Oral Surgeons, and we want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible when you have your surgery. Give us a call when it’s time for you to have an oral surgery that you need.