First, let's chat about sedation dentistry
For some dental visits, we may use a sedative, which can induce moderate sedation. Sedatives can be administered before or during dental procedures. Methods include inhalation (using nitrous oxide) and oral (by taking a pill).
Who is it for?
If you suffer from anxiety, low pain tolerance, gag reflex, or need a lengthy complex dental treatment, you now have more freedom to get the smile you want. Dental sedation is also a great choice for patients with special needs and that require special consideration when receiving dental treatment.
What will I feel?
Since dental sedation is a spectrum of relaxation, you may experience semi-alertness to full sleep during your dental procedure. However, you may be able to respond to verbal commands. While you are relaxed, your sensation of pain, sound and smell will be greatly diminished. Our patients often describe their experience as if no time has passed.