In order to help all patients receive the treatment they need, our office is able to offer basic dental sedation. Our sedation dentists give patients a dose of anti-anxiety medication one hour prior to treatment and then use laughing gas during the procedure.
Will Oral Sedation Put Me To Sleep?
Not necessarily. The goal of the medication is to place the patient in a deep state of relaxation. Each patient responds uniquely to the sedation with some falling asleep. Most, however, go into a state known as conscious sedation, where they are typically able to continue conversing with the dental staff team throughout the procedure, not feeling any pain or discomfort. Afterwards, it is typical for the patient to have no recall of their time in the procedure.
What Are The Benefits Of Oral Sedation?
First, as a patient, you’ll be much more relaxed before and during the procedure. Second, your procedure will be less painful (or even pain-free). Third, in many cases, you won’t even remember the procedure.
If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist, here are just some of the reasons to consider dental sedation:
When it comes to dental sedation, Better Dental patients know our dentists are successful at calming those with even the most severe dental phobias. By using safe, effective medications and techniques and creating a comfortable environment, our friendly and helpful dentists and staff are able to finally provide fearful patients with the dental work they need while being relaxed and pain-free. The end result is a better smile and a healthier patient.