A routine trip to the dentist can make even the calmest person feel a little uneasy. Dr. David Stubbs from Stubbs Dental joins Brooke Walker with Studio 5 to explain how the right sedation technique could help ease your anxiety and actually assist in a quicker recovery.
Levels of sedation
- Minimal: You’re relaxed and awake.
- Moderate: You’re sleepy but awake.
- Deep: You’re barely awake.
- General anesthesia: You’re unconscious.
Types of sedation
- Inhaled sedation- More commonly known as nitrous oxide or laughing gas.
- Oral sedation- Oral sedation is used to achieve minimal to moderate sedation levels.
- IV Sedation- Also known as intravenous sedation, this is used to achieve moderate to deep levels of sedation.
- General anesthesia- Also administered through an IV and sometimes a gas mask the patient will become unconscious during the entire procedure.