Sedation dentistry induces a dream-like relaxation for the duration of your procedure.
We want all our patients to feel relaxed throughout their dental visit. This can usually be achieved with gentle reassurance and a calm, supportive dental team. For some, however, going to the dentist can be a real challenge. For our patients that face a real fear of dental treatment or are undergoing lengthy procedures, our practice offers a variety of relaxation methods. Distraction techniques, Nitruos Oxide (laughing gas), or medications prescribed to induce relaxation and a sense of well-being are some of the choices our patients are provided today.
Sedation Dentistry is the most advanced form of dental sedation. It uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs given intravenously to create a dream-like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your procedure. It’s a simple method that essentially relaxes your central nervous system. Generally, you are awake during the procedure, although some people fall asleep. However, it isn’t sleep (RPM) dentistry. You may feel sleepy but the sedation will really just be a kind of almost lost time. Time that you are probably willing to lose, if you are truly afraid of the dentist.