Methods of Sedation Dentistry in Austin
Dr. Patel may give you nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, which relaxes you without impairing your consciousness of what’s going on around you. The Austin sedation dentist may also use a one of the many medications available to sedate you. With these medications, you will be extremely relaxed, but you will be awake and aware of what is going on around you. Sedation dentistry does not put the patient to sleep. Some the most commonly used drugs to sedate dental patients are triazolam, diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan) zaleplon (Sonata) and hydroxyzine (Vistaril).
All of these medications are safe and effective. Since all of these drugs work in different ways and last for different amounts of time, the sedation dentist, Dr. Patel will discuss the differences with you and decide which drug is most appropriate for the dental work you are having done.
Some of these medications make you drowsy enough that you may drift off during your procedure. Sometimes the sedative/analgesic is given in pill form and sometimes it is administered intravenously. For obvious reasons, being sedated before a dental procedure requires that you have someone with you to drive home.
Sedation dentistry is not for everyone, but for those who have been avoiding getting their teeth fixed due to fear of the dentist, Austin sedation dentistry is the solution they’ve been looking for. Please contact Austin Cosmetic today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Tejas Patel, serving patients in the Austin, Texas and surrounding areas at affordable cost.