Dentistry has become a comfortable experience now. If you are scared of getting dental procedures done, you don't have to think about pain anymore as the power of pain-killing medications has conquered the fear. Due to these medications, patients now love to visit their dentist.
What are the different types of pain-killing medications?
The most common pain-killing medications include:
Analgesics: These include non-narcotic medications like Ibuprofen And Aspirin, commonly called pain-relievers. They help in getting rid of mild discomfort, usually prescribed after the treatments like a root canal or tooth extraction.
Anesthetics: Anesthetics can be taken orally, injected, topically applied, or inhaled. Topical anesthetics are applied to the affected area of the mouth with a cotton swab to perform the process. They are used for several dental treatments, such as tooth restoration. There are injectable anesthetics like Novocaine And Lidocaine. They are used to perform dental procedures like fillings and root canals.
Sedatives: Sedatives can help patients relax throughout the procedure by helping avoid pain. Sedatives are used as a combination of pain relievers or painkillers. Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is a type of conscious sedation that makes the patient stay awake and calm. Deep sedation, also called general anesthesia, takes the patient to the controlled unconsciousness.
What are the different types of sedatives?
The various sedatives include:
Intravenous (IV) Sedation: This is injected into your body. You will be awake while undergoing the procedure and relaxed.
Inhalation Sedation - You will be made to inhale nitrous oxide through a mask.
If you want to learn more about different sedation options, call Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Pasadena, California, at (626) 795-2544 to schedule an appointment.