Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

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Did you know that there are many different forms of sedatives that can be used in dentistry? Oftentimes, sedatives are used to help calm or relax individuals who have dental anxiety. Sedatives can also be used to help relieve pain from intensive dental treatments. Listed below are some common questions about sedation dentistry:

What is sedation dentistry?
a.) A dental tool that extracts damaged teeth
b.) A dental application used to relax patients or put them to sleep before a procedure
c.) A tooth whitening treatment
d.) A protective cover for teeth designed to prevent damage to the tooth enamel

True or False: Some sedatives can put the patient into a deep sleep.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Sedatives in pill form typically must be taken up to an hour beforehand to fully take effect.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following is a form of sedative commonly used in dentistry?
a.) Sedatives injected in the bloodstream
b.) Gases administered via inhalation
c.) Pills ingested orally
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: b, a, a, d

If you are in need of sedatives to help with your dental anxiety at Sedona Dental Arts, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Austin Babcock and our team at our dentist office in Sedona, Arizona. To schedule a visit, please call us at 928-282-1514. We look forward to seeing you soon!