Dental sedation is a critical part of getting people access to oral health care. It’s often used to help those with severe dental anxiety get over their crushing fear and sit through an appointment calm and relaxed.
But it can also be used in any of the following cases:
If you’ve recently learned you will need dental sedation during your next appointment, you likely wonder how long its effects will last.
Well, the answer actually depends on the type of dental sedation you’ll receive.
Keep reading to fully understand this topic.
There are currently four types of sedation used by dentists:
Before your appointment, the dentist will inform you about the type of sedation you’ll be receiving and any subsequent plans you need to make. In some cases, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.
The shortest time frame with dental sedation comes with laughing gas. After completing the dental work, the dentist switches from the gas to oxygen, and with every exhale, you will push out the gas from your system.
By the time you’re ready to leave, you won’t feel any of the effects of the gas, and you can even drive yourself home.
The other types of sedation will take longer to wear off:
Dr. Becky Chiem can help you access relaxed dental care through oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide.
Schedule a sedation consultation at Coronado Family Dental and stop by to discover your options.
Call us at (505) 369-6451 for more information.