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A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more
Don't use either...: Ask your dentist before having the work done. The dentist may feel it is appropriate to check with your tpt (trusted primary physician), as well as which particular medicine to take before, or the night before. (halcion is an older sedative used for sleep; Valium is an old anxiolytics; both these names are brand names. These plus xanax, (alprazolam) serax, Ativan etc r all in diazepam family of drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be careful!: These medications are both sedating and potentially addictive. Always always always ask your personal physician what medicines to take and when. The dentist should make sure you are sedated not you. Ask the dentist the specific plans he/she has to make you comfortable during and after the procedure. Then, only take what is prescribed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anesthetics also. There are conscious ; non-conscious types; in both cases you will be asked many pertinent questions to determine how much sedative agents to be used to maximize effect. Answer qs well ; honestly, and follow dr's instructions to do best! ...Read more
Is root canaled crown teeth supposed to feel same as none root canaled crown teeth? My root canaled crown teeth bit different, uncomfortable 9 months
What is a better sedation for dental teeth removal? Laughing gas (nitrous oxides), or a fast acting benzodiaza?
Either: Both are possible treatments for sedation. Be sure that the dentist and dental team are properly trained. If you can do the procedure with nitrous oxide, i'd recommend that but if that is not enough and you need more sedation, then conscious sedation may be needed. Both are options with nitrous being safer but both are safe with properly trained individuals. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
50-100mg for pain: The usual dosage for acute pain is between 50 to 100mg every 4-6 hours as needed. For those needing long-term pain control, extended release formulation ranges from 50-250mg taken 2x/day, max 500mg/day. Overdosage may cause more side effect and can be dangerous. Start low and increase if needed. Consult your doc if you are having trouble. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
Sometimes: Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this is the case, it is a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Our goal is to help patients complete their treatment and keep their teeth. Sedation (relaxation) dentistry is helping patients to do just that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
Better?: I have been practicing and removing teeth for over 35 years. The vast majority only require local anesthesia. For many i also administer nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air-laughing gas). That's all that is really necessary. For some patient they want or require IV sedation and that's fine if necessary. Inhalation sedation is not used very much for extractions. Discuss with an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding?
Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more
Be patient: It is normal to experience sensitivity after you have recently had a filling up to 6-8 weeks. Do not worry, as long as the tooth is gradually improving. Sometimes, the decay could have been too close to the nerve of the tooth and in worse cases the tooth will need a root canal therapy to stop the toothache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.
Bonded filling: Set up an appointment with your dentist so he/she can evaluate the filling and the tooth, tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done. Fillings should not be or feel loose. The problem could be a break in the bond of the filling to the tooth, fracture in the filling or the tooth, or a loose filling from insufficient support or caries (tooth decay). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A restored tooth: Silver fillings have been used for over 150 years.. You would think after all that time with the millions upon millions of fillings placed, there would be some scientific evidence showing that they were detrimental to your health. There are a number of healthcare providers that would disagree, but this is not a forum for debate. Amalgam link: http://www.Ada.Org/1741.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A recent 10 year study confirmed that mercury containing fillings cause numerous health issues in developing children. Also, mercury can be passed form mother to fetus. Mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings every time you chew, brush your teeth, eat/drink hot or acidic foods/liquids, and whiten your teeth. There is no safe level of mercury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's done all the time. Presuming there is a problem with the existing restoration, once it's removed a new restoration can be placed utilizing any of several different materials. Replacing amalgam fillings simply because they are amalgam is sometimes done for esthetic or other reasons but you will find many opinions on this topic. From the ada: http://www.Ada.Org/2468.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gutta percha: Gutta percha has been the standard of care for a very long time. Now a new synthetic material (resilon) is being marketed as a better material due to its superior properties. The gold standard remains unchanged, but, resilon is showing promise as an alternative. Time will tell which is the superior material. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nerve involved: A filling in a tooth does just that...It replaces the part of the tooth lost by decay or that the dentist removed. Hopeful, there is no nerve involvement. Root canal is the removal of the nerve from the tooth because it is diseased or the space is needed to restore a tooth to usefulness. Also...Root canals are a lot more expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria that find: Access under a failing/loose filling can have a simply awful smell and taste. The bad breath is caused by the oral bacteria and not simply from a lost filling. The tooth that has lost the restoration needs to be evaluated very soon. Delay is unwise. Other causes of breath malodor can be explained to you by your dentist. Good luck! ...Read more