Sedation Dentistry Benefits
Your Wilmington, Delaware, sedation dentist will use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” or anti-anxiety medication, prior to your visit to sedate you. You will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable, but you must have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment. You will not be able to drive or go about activities of daily living until the effects of the sedation have worn off fully.
One of the most wonderful aspects of sedation dentistry is that the sedating agents also have an amnesiac effect, which means you will likely not remember the procedure or your fear associated with the dental work.
Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that the sedation allows your Wilmington, Delaware, dentist to perform the necessary dental work more quickly and efficiently because you are not fully awake to cause delays in the appointment. With a relaxed, comfortable patient in his chair, your sedation dentist can perform the necessary work without interruption. You’ll awaken refreshed, comfortable, and happy to be finished with your dental appointment.