Sedation Dentistry is a process used by a qualified sedation dentist that puts patients in a calm and relaxed state by using sedatives. This process, once dominated by the use of IV’s, has evolved into a more relaxing experience that no longer requires the use of needles which most people find much more appealing.
Because of it’s no needle approach, oral sedation is the most common and preferred method of sedation dentistry. Using this technique most patients hardly remember the visit, making a procedure that took a few hours seem like mere minutes. Some patients feel as if they’ve actually slept through the appointment, but in reality they are still responsive to questions and are even aware of their surroundings.
If you are one of the thirty percent of the population that has a fear of visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry may be just what you need to experience safe, comfortable and anxiety free dental care.