[dropcap]T[/dropcap]eeth extraction can be painful. I do not like it. The last time I had it was a decade ago. At that time, sedation dentistry was not that popular. It was not introduced to me by my dentist.
These days, however, sedation dentistry is being offered by most dentists in the Philippines as a way to ease the anxiety of their patients.
Unfortunately, not all dentists are providing their patients with such service.
But sedation dentistry during teeth extraction can be really useful, especially in kids.
Adults, too, are apprehensive to undergo such procedure.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry for teeth extraction lets you inhale nitrous oxide to ease your anxiety while the procedure is ongoing. The gas is administered through an inhaler that is placed over your mouth or nose.
It works in an instant, after you inhale it.
While you are asleep, your dentist can perform teeth extraction easily. You, on the other hand, can tolerate the extensive, painful procedure.
You do not need to worry about it as the nitrous oxide wears off upon removal of the valve.
For many patients who have undergone teeth extraction under sedation, they went home without remembering any pain.
Oral sedation and IV sedation are also available. Sedation dentistry is not only provided during teeth extraction. It is administered during a full-mouth reconstruction. It shortens the time it takes to complete the procedure.
If you are still apprehensive about teeth extraction through sedation, you must take care of your teeth. You should use fluoride-rich toothpaste to strengthen your teeth’s enamel.