Most of us will eventually have to consider our options when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. At Nevada Dentistry & Braces in Las Vegas, we are here to accommodate your needs and make the experience as comfortable as possible. Many people are afraid or anxious when it comes to visiting the dentist, especially when it comes to major tooth removal. This is why we offer sedation dentistry.
How Will I Be Sedated For Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Nevada Dentistry & Braces offers different forms of sedation to provide increased comfort during your wisdom teeth removal. The level of anesthesia used will depend upon several factors such as patient pain threshold, anxiety, or length of the procedure. We will work with you to help determine the best option for you.
- General Anesthesia
- Nitrous Oxide
- Sedative Capsule
- IV Sedation
Some people are lucky enough to have little or no complications when their wisdom teeth come in. Oftentimes, these patients only require local anesthesia before the surgery. An injection is used to numb the area around the teeth prior to removal. Being fully aware during this procedure might induce anxiety in many patients, so other methods such as laughing gas may be used along with general anesthesia to help relax and calm the mind.
Nitrous — The Most Common Method
When removing wisdom teeth, many dentists opt for using nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” This effective and safe method involves breathing in gas through an oxygen mask. The patient will become sedated quickly, however, this does not last very long and is used for less complex procedures. Nitrous will completely relax you but does not actually put you to sleep. When the procedure is over and it wears off, you’ll feel like you just woke up from a really good nap.
Taken in a liquid capsule form, enteral sedation is commonly used along with laughing gas to create complete relaxation. Only lasting for a couple of hours, this is an ideal option for the removal of wisdom teeth.
Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted or stuck below the surface of your gums because there isn’t enough room in your mouth for them to move in. In this case and some other related complications, a deeper form of sedation is needed. A sedative is administered through an IV directly into the bloodstream where it gets to work quickly. During the procedure, you will be continuously monitored by your dentist and will wake up in a few hours with your wisdom teeth removed.
Pain-Free Wisdom Teeth Removal
We offer many sedation options for wisdom teeth removal and Nevada Dentistry & Braces in Las Vegas. Whether your wisdom teeth have moved in completely, or they are impacted, we will help determine the best way for you to have a pain-free experience. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.