A dentist who is specially trained in sedation dentistry can provide various forms of sedation to help you relax or sleep during a dental procedure. The level of sedation offered typically depends on the patient's needs and the type of procedure being performed.
In most cases, a general dentist can offer mild forms of sedation such as nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") or oral sedatives to help patients relax and reduce anxiety. However, for more complex or invasive procedures, a dental specialist such as an oral surgeon, periodontist, or endodontist may be better suited to provide deeper levels of sedation, such as IV sedation or general anesthesia.
It's important to discuss your options with your dentist or healthcare provider to determine the best type and level of sedation for your individual needs. They can provide guidance on the safest and most effective methods of sedation based on the specific procedure being performed and your overall health and medical history.