Sedation Dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension they might have. According to a recent study, over 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. This dental phobia prevents many people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.

Conscious sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Oral sedation is now the most common technique used to calm patient fears. The medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit, as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation. It is important to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the procedure. The caregiver should drive you home after the procedure is complete and stay with you for an additional two to four hours at home.

If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process. You can achieve a smile that is both comfortable and beautiful. Because sedation dentistry addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, conscious sedation patients are more likely to receive recommended routine care. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.