Sedation Dentistry offers 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, modern dentistry gives us many options for making you comfortable throughout your appointment. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients, which makes for a totally comfortable dental experience.
Types of Sedation
At Friendly Dental Care, we utilize two forms of sedation dentistry; Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation. During your examination, we will decide together which type of sedation is right for you.
Nitrous Oxide sedation is a very effective way to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during a dental procedure. It is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious sedation is a wonderful option for patients as it allows you to be comfortably sedated throughout an entire dental visit using just a small pill.