Many Carmel dentistry patients have discovered the benefits of anxiety-free dentistry (sometimes called sedation dentistry). There are three main types of sedation options available in the Carmel area.
Laughing Gas, sometimes called ‘laughing gas‘ has been used in Carmel cosmetic dental offices for over a century, because, in many ways, it is an ideal sedative. It begins to work quickly, but then wears off as soon as the Carmel dental patient stops inhaling it. Breathing laughing gas can produce warm tingling sensations and a feeling of euphoria.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives take longer to work than laughing gas, but produce a calmer state for many nervous Carmel dental patients. Triazolam and diazepam are common oral sedatives used in dentistry. These sedative medications are routinely prescribed by Carmel physicians for anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
Oral sedation is a good sedation choice for anxious patients who require a lengthy cosmetic dentistry procedure. After the dental visit, it takes a while for the medication to wear off. A conscious sedation patient should not plan to drive home after undergoing oral sedation.
Like laughing gas, intra-venous sedation starts working immediately as the sedative enters the bloodstream. IV sedation usually produces the deepest state of relaxation. IV patients can dream away the entire procedure and wake up calm and relaxed.
To schedule a sedation consultation, call Dental Care Today at 317-842-2337. We have the answer for your dental anxiety.