Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

A considerable number of Americans avoid regular dental checkups due to fear or anxiety about dental visits. Sedation dentistry provides a safe and anxiety-free solution for those who are apprehensive about dental procedures. It’s a common misconception that sedation dentistry induces sleep; in reality, most sedatives allow patients to remain awake during the treatment. While some medications may cause drowsiness as a side effect, options like nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation primarily work to alleviate anxiety throughout the dental appointment.

Sedation dentistry is favored by many because most sedatives can be taken orally, eliminating the need for injections and minimizing anxiety and discomfort. Some sedatives are so effective that patients may have limited recollection of the procedure, including any smells or specific details. Both safety and compliance are paramount in dental treatments, and sedation dentistry offers an optimal solution for patients and dentists alike.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver. Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not advisable.

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:

We provide a variety of sedation options, including nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral conscious sedation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding sedation dentistry, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. Benefits of sedation are:

  • Anxiety is alleviated.
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • No needles.
  • No pain.
  • Perfectly safe.
  • Procedures seem to take less time.

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