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What Options Are There for Sedation Dentistry?

If you have been searching for options for sedation dentistry, then you need to know that there is more than one way to receive sedated dental work, so even if you are reluctant to use one kind of sedative, you may have options. For those that opt for it, sedation dentistry can lower anxiety, make the procedure go faster, and it can increase the likelihood of timely follow-ups by making it easier for patients who have a hard time tolerating dental procedures for a variety of reasons. 

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Your Options in Aliso Viego, CA

There are three main types of sedation dentistry that professionals like Dr. Cho use to relieve the symptoms of dental anxiety:

  1. Oral Conscious Sedation: Those who avoid dental treatment because of anxiety generally choose oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a combination of drugs designed to provide enough sedative effect to relieve anxiety without rendering a patient unconscious.
  2. General Anesthesia: Intravenous anesthetic sedation is generally used when there is a major dental surgery going on, and it is frequent for those seeking relief from wisdom tooth pain but who have teeth that have to be extracted from gum tissue. It can also be used in cases of extreme dental phobia for the safety of the patient and the professional
  3. Dental Vibe: This single-syringe based injection uses gentle vibration to ease the pain and deliver sedation throughout the procedure. This blocks the pain receptors in the brain by sending the vibration signal before the pain signals are able to.
  4. Single Tooth Sedation: When the issue is pain in a single tooth, like that you might find when having a filling, single tooth sedation is a great way to block the pain locally.

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If you are ready to discover the benefits of sedation dentistry, call today to get an appointment with our office.

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