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Is a sore tooth or other areas of your smile causing you severe pain that needs to be treated quickly? If so, sedation dentistry exists to assist you with pain by providing numerous forms of sedatives to help received the treatments you need without any pain.

For an in-depth sedation, consider oral sedation or intravenous sedation. Oral sedation works by giving a person a pill to consume. However, the pill must be given an hour in advance to fully being to work. With intravenous sedation, the effect is instantaneous and can put an individual into a calming sleep instantaneously.

For the deepest sedation, general anesthesia can be helpful for placing an individual into a level of unconsciousness. While under the effects of anesthesia, the individual will not wake up until the sedative has worn off completely.

If an individual is in need of a mild relaxant to help treat dental anxiety, oral inhalation sedatives via nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can be used. Gas sedation is often considered the safest sedative for allowing an individual to drive themselves home after any treatments are given.

If you are in need of sedation dentistry care in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, come visit Daniel Richards, DMD for a comprehensive exam or cleaning. To schedule an appointment, you can ring our dentist office at (205) 823-6300. Under the guiding hand of Dr. Daniel Richards and our team, we can help to repair and resort your smile.