In our clinic at Diestel & Partners, we want to ensure that patients are relaxed during the dental procedure. Many people might feel uncomfortable during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry can definitely help patients feel more relaxed during dental work.
Types of Sedatives at Diestel & Partners
We provide two types of sedative in our clinic.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas):
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless substance that’s also known as “laughing gas.” When inhaled, the gas slows down the body’s reaction time.
This results in a calm, euphoric feeling.Nitrous oxide can be used to treat pain. It also functions as a mild sedative. Because of this, it’s sometimes used before dental procedures to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation)/Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC):
This type of Anesthesia varies based on your level of anxiety and the type of exam or procedure you are having. The patient will have to request this type of sedation method as to organise a Anaesthetist. All MAC-related procedures are done under the supervision of a licensed Anaesthetist.
Monitored Anesthesia Care is a type of anesthesia during which a patient is sedated through an IV.The patient is typically still aware but very relaxed. IV sedation is usually reserved for patients who are very anxious about a dental visit. It works quickly, it's easy to adjust the dose given, and the sedative has a long period of amnesia, meaning you won't remember what happened during your dental visit or treatment.