Sedation Dentistry

Afraid of Dentist? Nervousness putting you off from your dental visit? You are not alone and it’s not end of the road. We have options available just like anything else in our life.  There are various techniques dentists use in their offices to help the nervous patients complete their dental procedures. One of the easiest and simple procedure the administration of nitrous oxide. This is a very safe and only trained/licensed by the state can administer it.  Dr. Alapati is a certified dentist to use Nitrous on patients who are nervous. This procedure will ease the tension.

Below article from WebMd will help understand more and better.

For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it’s used depends on the severity of the fear.

What Types of Sedation Are Used in Dentistry?

The following types of sedation are used in dentistry:

  • Inhaled minimal sedation. You breathe nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

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Youtube video on the Nitrous procedure.