What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation has long been used in the dental field to help keep patients calm and comfortable. We understand that visiting the dentist isn't always a fun experience and that some people have anxiety related to their treatment. For these reasons, we offer several different types of sedatives to help make your experience with us more relaxed. Sedation is ideal for patients of all ages and varying needs.

Why might you benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

There are a few reasons sedation dentistry may be needed. Sedation options vary and can be used for individuals who are prone to severe anxiety attacks, panic attacks, or who are unable to remain still for the duration of treatment. Regardless of these conditions, sedation can help improve your experience with us in the office.

Who would benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is determined and provided based on the needs of each patient. For this reason, it is safe for the majority of our patients coming into the office. Even children can benefit from sedation, as it helps to relax them during otherwise scary appointments. We will go over all health and medical history before offering any sedation to you or a family member.

What happens during Sedation Dentistry?

The first step is to consult with you and determine what type of sedative is right for your needs. Nitrous oxide is a popular option that involves breathing in a sweet-smelling gas that puts you into a deeply relaxed state. Oral sedation is ideal for patients who want to simply take a pill prior to their appointment that works to calm them down. Deeper sedation, known as IV sedation, is best for our patients who are undergoing oral surgery. IV sedation is safe, effective and can help to put you into a sleep-like state while in the office.

If you would like to learn more about how sedation dentistry works, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.

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