Many patients have dental phobia, preventing them from undertaking even routine dental procedures. Sedation dentistry by the Dentist in Las Vegas, NV, helps patients with dental anxiety, allowing them to tolerate dental procedures and have a relaxing and comfortable experience while in the dental chair.
At Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas, we offer various levels of sedation to help our patients overcome their dental anxiety and receive the necessary treatment to improve their oral health.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Only trained dental professionals can administer sedation drugs. Sedation dentistry drugs are available as an oral pill, gas, or IV injection. Our dentist will determine the suitable sedation method after considering the difficulty and duration of the procedure, along with your pain threshold.
The Sedative Drugs Used at Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas
Midazolam is a sedative drug derived from benzodiazepines and is commonly used in dental sedation. It decreases anxiety and causes memory loss with minimal effect on the functioning of your vital organs. Midazolam drug is usually injected into a vein, and you will begin to feel its effect within two to three minutes. Generally, the effects of midazolam sedation last between one to two hours.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), midazolam can be used for adult and pediatric patients. But the drug may have side effects including disorientation, hallucinations, uncontrollable crying or speaking, agitation, restlessness, involuntary movement, and aggressive behavior, including self-injury.
Propofol is an injectable sedative that is given directly into a vein. The drug contains glycerol, soybean oil, and egg lecithin. The propofol injection may cause pain unless it is mixed with an anesthetic. It begins to take effect in just about ninety to hundred seconds as the sedative quickly enters the bloodstream. Propofol may be continuously administered over the entire course of the procedure. Once the treatment is complete, you will typically recover soon.
Propofol can be given to both adults and children. However, it should be monitored while administering, as a fall in blood pressure is a known side effect. In addition, propofol should not be given to patients with known allergies to propofol or any of its components, such as soybean products or eggs.
Remimazolam is a benzodiazepine drug that is injected into the patient's vein by a trained healthcare provider before invasive dental work, minor surgery, or other medical procedure to relax and stay calm. The drug is short-acting and hence is used in the induction and upkeep of sedation during short procedures that last for less than 30 minutes.