Treatments » Sedation Dentistry
A lot of people would rather endure the torment of a toothache than step foot in a dental clinic. For those who avoid dentists, sedation dentistry offers to take most of their anxiety away. Sedation treatments can be used for a simple tooth cleaning down to the most invasive of dental procedures.
Sedation dentistry involves administration of oral sedative drugs for procedures that take an extensive amount of time and is best for people with dental anxiety or for children who cannot control their movements. Some medications help create more tranquil, relaxed dental visits, while others control pain, and may even put you into a deep sleep. This can be done for patients of all ages. With the exception of those put under general anesthesia, most patients are usually awake during sedation.
The method and degree of sedation depends on the extent of anxiety and other factors (like age or type of procedure) that your dentist needs to consider.
We will help you decide the type of sedation that’s right for you. Your dental procedure, overall health, history of allergies, anxiety levels will all determine the best approach on your case.
A conscious form of sedation that involves the use of nitrous oxide commonly known as “laughing gas” to help you relax. It is mild enough to keep a patient conscious and strong enough to suppress pain during treatments. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after your dental visit.