If you deal with dental anxiety, you should talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. There are different types of sedation available. While one of the most popular forms of sedation is nitrous oxide or laughing gas, there are other options available. One such option is oral sedation. This often involves taking as directed by your dentist before your appointment.
With oral sedation, you will remain fully awake for the duration of the procedure, but you will also be relaxed. Depending on your procedure and your overall health, the dentist may want to monitor your vital signs while you are in the chair. Because it may take some time for the effects of the sedative to wear off, you will need to have someone drive you home after your appointment and will need to time to recover from your appointment and the sedative.
If you want more information about types of dental sedation, our team of professionals can tell you more. If you would like to schedule an appointment at Complete Dental Care in Newcomerstown, Ohio, call 740-254-8102 today.