Dental sedation is sometimes necessary to offer patients access to their most needed dental health services. Whether it’s for a long and difficult procedure and the patient needs to be kept comfortable, easing dental anxiety, or helping those with disabilities remain still in the dentist’s chair, sedation is often the key to restoring a person’s oral health.
If your dentist told you you may require sedation, you likely have a lot of questions about it, especially how long the effects will last.
This short blog post has the answer:
The Different Types of Dental Sedation
There are different types of dental sedation, and each will have different effects, as well as potency. So to understand how long sedation will last, you first need to understand each form of sedation:
When Will the Sedative’s Effects Pass?
As you can see, dental sedation comes in many forms, so the effects you may experience will depend on the type of sedative chosen.
Don’t worry, however. Your dentist will tell you before the procedure what type of sedation you will get, and provide you with all the information you need to prepare for it, such as having someone pick you up after your appointment or taking the day off work.
But in most cases, the effects of the sedation won’t last more than 1-2 days, and with nitrous oxide, you’ll be perfectly fine by the time you’re ready to leave the office.
Book a Consultation at Southington Dentistry
Southington Dentistry offers sedation options to help our patients feel calm and relaxed while getting their oral health taken care of.
Book a consultation with Dr. Neil Salesky online and stop by our practice for a visit. For more information about us, call (860) 628-5029.
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