Sedation Dentistry Overview
Sedation Dentistry is the practice of using nitrous oxide and other drugs to sedate a patient. Sedation dentistry is used on nervous and scared patients. Sedation dentistry is also used when a patient will be undergoing a procedure that will be very painful, such as a root canal.
Sedation Dentistry offers pain-free and anxiety-free dental procedures as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. It means something even more important: a comfortable experience – often with no recollection of the time passed. We often hear from patients who express their gratitude and delight in their first-ever visit to the dentist without fear.
All of the amazing advances in dentistry can’t do a thing for you if you don’t go to the dentist. We realize that there are a lot of legitimate reasons why many people stay away from the dentist. It’s been estimated that almost half of the population has some kind of dental fear, from people who feel a little uncomfortable, to those who are so terrified they can’t set foot in a dental office. Whether it’s fear or something else that’s keeping you away, today’s dentistry gives Dr. Michaels many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment. Anesthesia can eliminate pain for most people, but sometimes that’s not enough. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients, which makes for a totally comfortable dental experience.