Sedation dentistry offers individuals with general anxiety about going to the dentist or fears about a specific dental procedure the opportunity to have a stress-free and more comfortable experience. Utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques before the dental procedure, the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation. This eliminates any discomfort, pain, and preoperative anxiety associated with a particular dental visit.
Patients typically feel more at ease post-operatively with sedation dentistry as they have little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment dental procedure.
There are plenty of types of sedation available, each depending on the suitability of the patient. Here are the most common types:
Let your dentist know if you will be comfortable with having sedation before your dental treatment.
Oral sedation means that you will be given a prescription for an oral medication prior to you appointment. Taken at the recommended time before your appointment, this medication allows you to fully relax by the time your procedure begins. When receiving oral sedation, a patient must have an escort on the day of the procedure to drive them to and from the office.