Your wisdom teeth are also known as ‘third molar’, are usually the last set of teeth to emerge and this might affect how they grow as they are growing in a crowded spot.
Sometimes, extraction is needed due to dental diseases like accumulation of plaque, tooth decay, accumulation of abscess under the impacted wisdom teeth due to infection making the patient prone to other dental diseases. These issues are capable of giving the patient considerable pain and make eating difficult. In some cases, these can be treated with antibiotics, when antibiotics failed, then a removal is recommended by the dentist. You should take care of your oral health to avoid possible dental issues.
Patients are usually concerned with the processes of removal. Is it painful or not? Certainly, the process comes with some measure of discomfort that can be alleviated with the use of wisdom teeth sedation options. Sedation is carried out to make the process almost painless and anxiety free for the patient. This generally makes the procedure fast and less stressful for the dentist as well. The sedation option to be adopted is dependent on what is the best for the patient.
Let’s quickly look at some of these sedation dentistry options:
Oral administration of Halcion: You take the pill prior to the start of the procedure. It takes hold almost instantly but last for at most 2 hours. You might feel sleepy with this, but some people do stay awake with this option. It also makes the procedure painless.
Intravenous sedation: this is done by putting IV with sedatives in your vein. This is needed for a deeper sedation. It can be adjusted as wanted by the anesthesiologist.
Nitrous Oxide: Commonly referred to as ‘laughing gas’ is added to oxygen. The patient is made to inhale the gas through the oxygen mask. It takes effect almost instantly. It makes the procedure painless.
Sedation is a mandatory procedure. In some cases, local anesthesia might be recommended for the patient. In all these options, the patient does not experience significant pain.