If you or your kids are anxious about dental treatment, sedation dentistry can take the stress out of the experience.
One of the key benefits of sedation dentistry is that it enables crucial treatment for people who would otherwise be too frightened to visit a dentist – putting their oral health and general wellbeing at risk.
Sedation can also be beneficial for patients with a strong gag reflex. Gagging entails both physiological and psychological reactions, and sedatives can address both issues for procedures such as impressions, fillings and X-rays.
Dental sedation can sometimes refer to as sleep dentistry, but not all dental sedation are sleep dentistry, although in most cases patients stay awake but relaxed. Two levels of sedation are often available at dental clinics: minimal sedation and moderate sedation.