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What do you know about sedation dentistry? There different methods of sedation, to help patients remain calm and relaxed during their procedure.

Gas sedatives such as laughing gas can be used for a minor procedures and wears off rather quickly after the gas is removed. Because laughing gas is only a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide, it is safe and effective It is also the only sedative considered safe enough for a person to drive themselves home after it has been used.

General anesthesia is used to put a patient to sleep. While under the effects of general anesthesia, a patient will not wake up until the sedative has completely worn off. It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for aftercare.

Intravenous sedatives are injected directly into the bloodstream. Your dentist may also prescribe a medication to take before your procedure to help you relax.

If you would like to know more about the sedation procedures we use in our office in Bardonia, New York, come see Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology soon. To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at 845-623-6666. With the help of Dr. Sid Tucker and our team, the pathway to a great smile can be yours. We look forward to upgrading your smile!