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Sedation Dentistry

Going to the dentist can sometimes be a nerve racking thing. In fact, it is estimated that up to 75 percent of adults actually have at least a small degree of fear about going to the dentist.

While we do everything we can to help relax those nerves and make you more comfortable, we recognize that some of our patients might be interested in and need sedation dentistry.

What is it?

Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to reduce patients’ anxiety and help them relax during dental procedures. Whether it is a simple cleaning, or an invasive procedure, sedation dentistry can be used depending on the severity of a person’s anxiety and fear of the dentist.

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The levels of sedation dentistry

There are several levels of sedation dentistry available, including:

The types of sedation dentistry

Just like the different levels of sedation come the different types of sedation available. There are four types of sedation. They are:

It is also important to note that with most forms of sedation dentistry, local anesthesia is also used to numb the area where the dental work will take place in the mouth. This will relieve any pain or discomfort caused by a procedure.

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