Dental Sedation: Test Your Smarts

Dental Sedation: Test Your Smarts

We have a lot of good things to say about the benefits oral surgery and the importance of taking good care of your teeth, jaw and mouth. However, if you are afraid to come to an appointment, or are putting off dental care out of anxiety, you cannot reap the benefits of care. If you are highly sensitive patient, or experience anxiety about dental care, there are sedation options. Try this matching quiz, to test your sedation smarts. If you are interested in dental sedation, please let us know.

Match the sedation with the description:

Question 1: This form of sedation acts quickly, and also wears off quickly. It can be administered to a wide age span. It will not make you tell secrets or laugh uncontrollably. Most patients report feelings ranging from relaxed contentment to euphoria.

  • Local Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation

Question 2: This is sometimes called IV sedation. The sedation is administered into a vein, and monitored at all times. Sedation levels can be adjusted throughout the surgery. If you are highly anxious about a receiving a dental implant, for example, this may be the best option.

  • Local Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation

Question 3: There are several prescriptions that can be used for this method. It does not require any needles. We will ask you about allergies to certain drugs before recommending this type of sedation. This method can be combined with Nitrous Oxide in some cases.

  • Local Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation

Answers:

Question 1: Nitrous Oxide, also known as NO2 and “laughing gas”

Question 2: Intravenous or IV Sedation

Question 3: Oral Sedation

If you did not score 100%, we will be happy to answer any further questions on dental sedation at any office visit.

ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:

Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).