Sedation / Comfort
Many people feel anxious before and during dental procedures. It’s okay to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment. We understand that our patients aren’t all the same, and we have great news: you have options! You can experience dental treatment in a comfortable, customized approach with several different methods of sedation.
The most common forms of sedation used in dentistry are inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation. While making dentistry much easier for you, it is important to understand that they are not pain-killers, and regular numbing medications still prove essential. But sedation will make every part of your treatment more enjoyable if you’re anxious.
IV (Intravenous) Sedation
This method of sedation involves utilizing medications that are a combination of anxiolytics and sedatives. Along with pain medications. Midazolam and Fentanyl are routinely used in order to provide a comfortable level of consciousness. Patient will experience a very comfortable feeling. Pain perception is reduced and in many cases patient will not remember much (if anything) from the procedure.
Anxiety prevents up to 50% of the population from getting needed dental care. Simple oral medications taken shortly before an appointment can take the edge off, removing the barrier to a healthier you.