If you suffer from stress and anxiety when going to the dentist, various forms of sedation can be used to help. Similarly, sedation can be used to diminish pain or even put you to sleep for dental procedures. For more information about sedation dentistry, take the following quiz:
Which gases are used to create laughing gas?
a.) Hydrogen and helium
b.) Helium and oxygen
c.) Pure oxygen
d.) Oxygen and nitrous oxide
True or False: Laughing gas is the only sedative in which the user can safely drive themselves home with after treatment.
True or False: Some forms of general anesthesia can put the patient into a deep sleep from which the patient cannot awaken until the anesthesia has worn off.
Which sedatives in dentistry are effective immediately by entering directly into the bloodstream.
a.) Inhaled minimum sedation
b.) Intravenous moderate sedation
c.) Oral sedation
d.) Tranquilizer darts
Answer Key: d, a, a, b
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