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Sedation Dentistry

What is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

 

sedation01Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.

Conscious Sedation provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.

 

How it Works
Conscious Sedation makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. This is an oral medication and no intra-venous needles are used. Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.

 

During Conscious Sedation, the patient’s vital signs are monitored. Although patients are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment. Few patients have any memory of their treatment.

 

Advantages of Conscious Sedation
Conscious Sedation is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:

 

  • Dental Anxiety
  • Difficulty Getting Numb
  • Very Sensitive Teeth
  • Extensive Dental Needs
  • Discomfort with Needles and Shots