Yes, you can request sedation during a dental procedure if you experience anxiety or fear. Most dentists are trained in providing different levels of sedation to help patients relax and alleviate discomfort.
Before requesting sedation, it's important to discuss your concerns with your dentist and determine the best type and level of sedation for your individual needs. Your dentist will evaluate your medical history, current medications, and other factors to determine what level of sedation is safe and appropriate for you.
Some common types of dental sedation include nitrous oxide (also known as "laughing gas"), oral sedatives, and IV sedation. The level of sedation provided will depend on the patient's needs and the complexity of the procedure being performed.
It's important to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions provided by your dentist, as well as any specific instructions related to the type of sedation you receive. This can help ensure a safe and successful dental procedure with minimal discomfort.