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What is Intravenous Sedation Dentistry in Erb St?

Posted in General Dentistry, and Sedation Dentistry

Some patients delay seeing their dentists because the mere thought of it makes them uneasy. This is often associated with the discomfort of dental procedures like tooth extraction and dental implants. Even a simple oral prophylaxis causes anxiety to some. That is why sedation dentistry in Erb St greatly helps your dentist perform dental procedures with ease and comfort. 

What is sedation dentistry in Erb St.?

This is when a patient is put in a state of relaxation and calmness using sedatives before the dentist starts any dental procedure. A patient can be sedated in three ways:

  1. Inhaling nitrous oxide – A patient wears a rubber mask on the nose and inhales nitrogen oxide (or laughing gas). It helps the patient relax but still remain conscious of the procedure. The sedation wears off a few minutes after the mask is removed from the nose.   
  2. Taking an oral pill – The patient takes a pill orally one hour before the dental procedure, without food intake. Your dentist in Waterloo usually prescribes Halcion (Triazolam) for oral sedation.
  3. Through an IV or intravenous – The sedative is given to the patient intravenously, or through the veins. The dentist slowly injects light doses of the sedative via an IV line.  Erbsville Dental does not provide this 3rd method of sedation.

Thanks to sedation dentistry in Erb St., dental treatments can be a breeze. It allows your dentist in Waterloo to perform dental procedures with ease.