Will I feel any pain during treatment?
Certainly not. Todays materials and techniques are making your dental cure pain free. In 90% of the cases, local anesthetics will be more than enough to complete your treatment without any pain. However, if your treatment is more complex than usual or you really have a abnormal fear for dental treatments, we offer in our clinics general sedation with: IV Sedation and nitrous-oxide (laughing gas) sedation, assisted by a anesthesiologist.
What is IV (intravenuous) sedation?
Intravenous Conscious Sedation, known as IV sedation, is when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment.
Everybody is different, so they react differently to IV sedation and they have different time for recovery. You should be aware that you aren’t supposed to drive any vehicle or operate any machinery for a minimum of 24 hours after your sedation. Nausea might be felt after sedation, but your doctor can provide a prescription to help. A good sleep and high amount of liquids are recommended after sedation. This will make recovery even faster.
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
In one form of conscious inhalation sedation, nitrous oxide gas (also known as laughing gas) is used to induce a state of relaxation.Nitrous oxide is safe, patient receives 50-70 % oxygen with no less than 30 percent nitrous oxide. It is a sweet smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which is inhaled. The patient is able to breathe on his or her own and remain in control of all bodily functions.The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
Will nitrous oxide sedation be enough for not feeling pain?
A local anesthetic will be administered in combination with nitrous oxide sedation to eliminate pain. The effects are actually similar to IV sedation, the advantage is the faster recovery after having inhaled nitrous oxide.
When not to use nitrous oxide sedation?
It is very important to let your dentist know about all your health problems.This type of sedation is not recommended when you are suffering from difficulties with breathing, emphysema, chest problems, multiple sclerosis or when you have a cold.