Occasionally, a patient may become anxious and can’t relax prior to a dental procedure. As many as 50% of adults in America are afraid of needles. Sedation dentistry offers these dental patients a safe and effective alternative through means of sedation dentistry.
There are three forms of conscious sedation that allows a patient to relax and/or become sleepy. Forms of conscious sedation may involve inhaling a gas, taking an oral medication, or receiving medication intravenously.
One of the benefits of sedation dentistry is that it minimizes movement during the dental procedure. Sedation dentistry relaxes the patient and allows those who might avoid a dental visit a safe and anxiety free visit. If you are hesitant in scheduling your next visit, consider sedation dentistry. Please contact us for more information and we will be happy to help put your mind at ease.