Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Many people suffer from dental anxiety or dental fear. Dental anxiety may keep you from receiving the dental care you need for your oral health, leading to complex dental problems that can affect your overall well-being if left untreated.
Dr. Rever provides sedation dentistry in Silver Spring, MD with options for patients who experience fear of the dentist.
Dr. Rever completed his sedation training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, making him a dentist you can trust when it comes to choosing the right sedation method.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Dr. Rever will discuss your personal concerns as well as your medical history to ensure the dental sedation recommended is both effective and safe.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
- Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is administered by mouth. This method is excellent for patients who have a fear of needles. Oral sedatives are administered in pill form, often with an at home dose. This type of sedation requires patients to have an escort to and from their appointment.
- Inhalation Conscious Sedation (Nitrous Oxide): this form of sedation is inhaled. Many people may be aware of this type of sedation because it has been used for many years in dentistry. It is administered through a small cannula placed over the nose. The oxygen is mixed with nitrous oxide, giving patients a feeling of euphoria and a light-headed feeling, helping patients feel more relaxed throughout the procedure.