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Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

If you are scared to death of your dentist in Burlington try sedation dentistry. Millions of people all over the world have dental anxiety or a dental phobia whether it stems from a past experience or learned from a family member or friend.


What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps patients relax during dental treatments using medication. Although sometimes called, “Sleep dentistry,” it is not entirely accurate as patients are normally awake during the dental procedures except for patients who opt for general anesthesia, which is sometimes used in oral surgery.

What Types of Sedation Dentistry are Available?

Nitrous Oxide

Laughing gas provides inhaled minimal sedation. The gas, which is combined with oxygen, is inhaled through your nose via a mask that is placed on your face. The nitrous oxide helps you relax. Your dentist and the team will control how much gas you will need. This is the only type of sedation dentistry that allows you to take yourself home after your dental visit.

Oral Sedation

Dr. Mike Morris will determine your dose of oral sedation that could be minimal to moderate. With minimal dental sedation, you will take a pill sixty minutes before your dental procedure, and although you are awake, you will feel somewhat drowsy. Your Burlington Dentist may recommend a larger dose for oral sedation dentistry.

IV Moderate Sedation

Administered through a vein, usually in your arm, IV moderate sedation allows your dentist in Burlington to adjust your sedation levels. Although you are not unconscious, you will feel sleepy.

General Anesthesia and Deep Sedation

You will be nearly unconscious or deeply asleep during the dental procedure. General anesthesia literally puts you to sleep requiring a drive home.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, staying out of the dentist’s chair will only make things worse. Call or click for a dental appointment with Chittenden Dental because your Burlington Dentist can make you feel comfortable and safe with sedation dentistry.

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