This type of anesthesia is most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. The patient is instructed to take oral medication producing light to moderate sedation prior to being driven to the appointment by a responsible caregiver. Once at the appointment, the patient may receive additional medication as needed to ensure comfort.
The difference between oral and intravenous sedation is the path of dispensation. With IV sedation, medication is administered intravenously through the veins, and because of its rapid effects, many patients prefer this safe and effective option. The patient reaches a comfortable “semi-awake” state of reduced anxiety and can respond to verbal commands easily when necessary.
Cosmetic dentistry has evolved from the simple replacement and restoration of damaged teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that serves like a tooth root, surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line to allow the dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge.
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure is recommended for people with failing teeth, no teeth, those currently wearing dentures, and those in need of full upper and/or lower restorations.
More than 80 different oral devices are on the market for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.