Sedation dentistry is used to soothe your dental anxiety and alleviate pain during surgical procedures. Many patients avoid the dental care they need because of dental anxiety. If coming to the dentist makes you feel anxious or nervous, sedation can help you feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed during your treatment.
Sedation also helps mitigate pain and discomfort during more invasive and lengthy procedures, such as multiple teeth extractions, oral surgeries and dental implant placement.
Most patients are good candidates for sedation dentistry, but it is essential to share your current health condition and past medical history with your dentist to make sure sedation is appropriate for you. If you are taking medicine that may interfere with the sedation procedure or have a history of drug abuse, sedation dentistry may not be a suitable option. Reach out to our dental team to learn more about sedation dentistry, and to get the conversation started.
Each method of sedation has different advantages and drawbacks, so it depends on which option you choose. Laughing gas keeps you fully conscious and you may aware of your
Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are stronger from of sedation which will most likely cause you to fall asleep and forget most of your procedure. However, you will not be completely unconscious, and you can still be woken and respond to commands.
The deepest method of sedation is general anesthesia. You will be completely unconscious and will not feel or remember anything from your procedure.
Yes. Qualified professionals provide sedation dentistry at our office and are specially trained to administer all available options. While oral conscious sedation and IV sedation have more side effects compared to laughing gas, they are still very safe. As long as you are a good candidate, sedation medicines will have no serious risks to your health or well-being.