Advantages of Sedation Dentistry and Your Wisdom Teeth

It’s a known fact that when we grow older our tastes in things like music and food change. Not only do our tastes change, but our bodies do as well. This is true to the colour of your hair and the teeth in your mouth. In the stages of early adulthood, many young people develop wisdom teeth. Though the name suggests that we would have some wise words or sage advice to offer, they don’t actually serve any purpose and often cause painful problems to the rest of our mouth.

Some people have enough room in their mouths to allow their wisdom teeth to grow without causing problems to the rest of the mouth while others need to get them removed due to the risk of infection. The difference between getting wisdom teeth extracted compared to regular teeth is that they are much bigger and grow in hard to reach areas found behind the molars. Sedation dentistry has become an extraction norm for several young people while removing their unwanted teeth and here’s why:

Some people are naturals when it comes to sitting in the dentist’s chair and have no fear of getting dental procedures done while many others get a bit nervous. Though the removal of wisdom teeth is a serious procedure, it can be done painlessly with sedation dentistry and also put your mind at ease.
There are three popular types of sedation dentistry used today. The first is nitrous oxide, which is a safe and effective type of sedation given to a patient through a mask placed over the nose. It is normally used to help patience relax and calm their nerves during surgical procedures. The second type of sedation dentistry used is oral conscious sedation, where a patient is given medication to take prior to their appointment. Though you are not put to sleep by this it is a great alternative to needles and has the same dozy effect. Lastly is IV sedation where sedatives are injected directly into the blood stream and take effect immediately. A lot of patients say that it feels like they’re asleep the whole time making it a quick and worry-free procedure.

Each type of sedation has many advantages when getting your wisdom teeth out and which is why several patients choose to get it. There are little to no side effects to taking sedations for a dental procedure and the best part is that they calm anxiety and make the surgical procedures less intense for those who are faint at heart. The dentist can perform the procedure and you’re left feeling pain free during the time you spend at the dental office.

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