You Won’t Be Out Cold (Unless You Want To Be!)

Sedation Dentistry Redmond

Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by a dental practice?

Many Seattle residents who have improved their smile with cosmetic dentistry or underwent extensive restoration services chose to use sedation. Though the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” are often used interchangeably, they are not identical. Let’s discuss the three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide
The first level uses nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is typically called. Nitrous oxide has been used in Seattle cosmetic dental offices for generations because it is safe and effective. It goes to work at the first inhalation, relaxes the patient during the procedure, but wears off quickly after the mask is pulled off. If you need a little help to get through dental treatment, but don’t want to be knocked out cold, nitrous may be the best option.

Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives don’t start working as rapidly as nitrous oxide, but they help most patients achieve a deeper level of tranquility. These medications, however, do not usually lead to complete unconsciousness. Thus, oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are used in “conscious” sedation. Two of the most common sedatives used by Seattle dentists are diazepam and triazolam.

IV Sedation
IV sedation uses medications similar to those used in surgery and results in true “sleep dentistry.” Most patients are completely oblivious to what is going on in their mouth. IV sedation is often used for services such as root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, and multi-procedure smile transformations. (The sedation will wear off shortly after the procedure, so you won’t need a handsome prince’s kiss to wake you up.)

For more information about sedation dentistry, adult braces, tooth implants, or porcelain veneers, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry at 206-973-2407.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

Posted in Sedation Dentistry

New Patient Offer

Free Take-Home Whitening
With
New Patient Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning

($450 Value!)
Call 206-973-2407 or email us today for an appointment
Do You Have a Question?
Use the form below to ask a question about You Won’t Be Out Cold (Unless You Want To Be!) and one of our expert team members will get back to you shortly.

Location

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry

Dr. Brian McKay & Dr. Thomas Kang
You and your smile deserve a Seattle cosmetic dentist who is world renowned for dental excellence: Dr. McKay. Call today if you are in Bellevue or Kirkland!
600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98122
Call: 206-720-0600206-973-2407
info@acld.com

Review Us!
Schedule Today!
Schedule Today!

Smile Gallery