Sedation dentistry provides a relaxing, anxiety-free experience for people receiving dental treatment. These techniques have been developed for people who are too afraid to go to the dentist and don’t get the dental care they need.
Fear of the dentist often prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care – which potentially compromises the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.
What is sedation?
Oral sedation dentistry is now a common technique that is easy and requires no needles. Oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation but you will feel relaxed and experience no pain.
There is also the traditional injection – into the blood vessels of the hand or arm – which is safe and effective when administered by trained professionals. Although some forms of sedation (such as nitrous oxide gas) may raise your threshold for pain, most dental treatments still require a local anesthetic injected in the mouth, even when sedation dentistry techniques are performed. However, this injection will occur after you are already sedated so you won’t mind having the injection.
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