We have sedation services that can help our more anxious patients through their treatments – these can make the process much less stressful for them and may even allow all treatment to be carried out in one visit.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Sedative drugs can be administered in a variety of ways. Patients have sedation options that include inhalation (nitrous oxide, or laughing gas), intravenous (IV) and oral sedation. We will discuss sedation options with you to ensure you feel safe and relaxed.
When is sedation dentistry needed?
Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals who would otherwise be too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need, while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia. Sedation dentistry can also help patients who are reluctant to change the appearance of their smile because they are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures – sedation dentistry can help these patients feel comfortable during the treatment process and achieve a smile they can be proud of.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.
Also, because sedation dentistry addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, sedation dentistry patients are more likely to receive recommended routine care. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point where drastic dental treatments become necessary.