What is Sedation Dentistry?

Jan 10, 2022

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Millions of people around the world experience anxiety when it comes to dental procedures...

Millions of people around the world experience anxiety when it comes to dental procedures. The thought of going to the dentist alone is enough to make some people uneasy or anxious, whether they’re anticipating pain, vulnerability, or simply the all-too-familiar discomfort it might entail.

For anyone who experiences dental anxiety, there are alternative options to bypass your worries. Sedation dentistry offers an entirely pain-free experience that completely eliminates whatever discomfort you may have. We provide Sedation to our patients to ensure maximum comfort during treatments.

What Is Sedation Dentistry or What is Sleep Dentistry?

Generally speaking, the goal of sedation dentistry is to help the patient feel relaxed while undergoing treatment. This can be done in a number of ways to produce varying levels of sedation.

Sometimes moderate sedation is all that’s needed for a patient to feel relaxed enough while remaining fully conscious and aware of what’s going on. Other times a patient might be sedated into a gentle sleep that’s easy to wake from, and in some cases, they may be unconscious while their treatment lasts.

Common forms of sedation dentistry may include:

  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation
  • Nitrus Oxide

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For Me?

The removal of fear and anxiety is just one of the many benefits of sleep dentistry. Sedation also enables our dentists to work without worrying about a patient who is terribly nervous. Procedures that might otherwise have to be broken down into smaller, more manageable sessions can be done in a single appointment without causing patients any undue stress or discomfort, which also benefits them in terms of cost and the results they can enjoy.

Whatever the case may be, sedation dentistry offers an opportunity to take care of your oral health while putting your mind at ease. Multiple procedures can be taken care of with one visit and you may leave remembering little of the experience at all.