Sedation & Anesthesia
Have you been afraid to call a dentist, even though you know it’s time for a cleaning and /or you need dental care? Do you feel anxious or fearful about going into a dental office, and thus avoid it? Are you in pain now, but can’t bear the thought of receiving dental treatment? Do you wish that you could feel relaxed, safe, and comfortable every time you visit the dentist? Would you prefer to have complex dental treatment or surgery performed in just one, painless visit?
If so, you’ll be pleased to know that sedation dentistry is the answer to your concerns.
There are many benefits to oral sedation dentistry. Sedation with oral medications means there are no needles. You do not actually sleep during treatment, but you will be sedated enough to make you extremely at ease. By the next day, most patients remember little-to-nothing of the time they spent in the dental chair. Gone are memories of the office’s sights, sounds and smells are often traumatizing to people.
With sedation dentistry, time seems to pass very quickly, so hours feel like minutes. Oral sedation enables your dentist to work more efficiently and complete more treatment in fewer visits. It’s a great option if you need a large amount of dental care completed at one time. Many dental procedures can be completed with the help of sedation dentistry, including crown work, routine extractions, dentures, filling cavities, gum care, tooth whitening, bonding and typical hygiene.