Sedation Dentistry

Many people do not visit the dentist as regularly as they should because of fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry offers anyone who suffers from the fear and anxiety from oral health care procedures in a safe and comfortable way. 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

sedation_dentistry_imgSedation dentistry is refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment to put patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep. Sedation dentistry is used during procedures that require a wide amount of time in the treatment chair, and sedation is ideal for patients who reveal dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements.

A variety of sedatives are commonly used with this type of strategy including depressants, nitrous oxide, tranquillizers, anti-anxiety medications, and so on. No matter what type of sedation you receive, it is important that you have someone else drive you home. You will not shake off the effect of the sedation completely for several hours, and therefore, you will not be in any shape to drive on your own.

oral_sedation_smileConscious Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation (a pill taken by mouth) is easy, safe, convenient, economical and requires no needles. Best of all, the medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.

When you come for your free initial consultation, we will review your medical history and will determine if oral sedation is the best sedation option for you.

The Oral Sedation Procedure

The procedure is simple. When you arrive for your treatment you will be given an oral sedative which will put you into a relaxed and comfortable state. You will be awake but very drowsy. The time you spend in the dentists chair will feel like minutes. Before you know it the procedure is over and you will have little recollection of the entire experience.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!