Approximately 1 in every 5 patients are anxious about their dental visits. For these people, sedation dentistry can make their visits more comfortable, enabling their dentist to deliver care more efficiently and do more.
Anxiety is barrier to early treatment which is often more comfortable, successful and likely cheaper. Avoiding treatment until a person can no longer stand it often results in the converse, propagating a vicious cycle of fear and dread.
Sedation can be achieve by mouth, inhaled or through the veins. The type of sedation that is most suitable for your visit will depend on the procedure that is being performed, your health and medication that you are taking.