More and more news is now made about oral sedation dentistry and all its benefits. But what is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, also known as relaxation dentistry, is the way a dentist manages pain and anxiety during dental appointments. All it takes is a swallow of a small pill an hour prior to your scheduled dental visit and say hello to a state of deep relaxation. This oral medication used for conscious sedation in the field of dentistry comes from a group of drugs known as Benzodiazapines. Apart from the sedative effect of this drug, it produces a lesser degree of amnesic effect for most people. Patients may remember little or nothing about their dental appointment. Halcion (triazolam) is the drug of choice as it provides a deep level of relaxation and amnesia effect. For children, Versed (medazolan), a liquid medication, is the top choice.
Compared to general anesthesia where you are in complete unconsciousness, asleep and unable to respond. Conscious sedation (or oral sedation) enables you to respond to commands and breathe on your own.
Who says dental appointments are frightening? Take advantage of oral sedation. Call or visit Dr. Rinta in the Camas-Washougal, Washington area today and make your dental visit as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
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