What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation involves the use of medication to help our patients feel at ease and relaxed during treatments, whether its a routine cleaning or dental extractions. There’s various levels of sedation and sedation methods, and the use of each will be dependent on the patients’ unique situation and preferences. Our experienced team will carefully assess your medical history and tailor the sedation approach to suit your unique needs.
Your Sedation Options at Perry Dental
Perry Dental offers two primary types of dental sedation for your comfort. Our team will talk to you to understand your unique needs to help you determine which is best.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This involves taking a prescribed medication in pill form typically 30-60 minutes before your appointment. It induces a relaxed state while keeping you conscious and able to respond to verbal cues.
Intravenous sedation is administered through a vein, allowing for precise control over the sedative’s effects. It can range from light to moderate sedation, and many patients report feeling as if they’re in a very restful state and or in and out of a calming sleep. You may also not have much memory of the procedure afterwards, which can be great for those who experience anxiety.
Benefits of Dental Sedation
Embracing dental sedation can transform your dental experience in several ways:
Dental sedation can alleviate anxiety and fear, allowing you to undergo necessary treatments with a clear and calm state of mind.
Sedation helps manage discomfort, making procedures more tolerable and much less painful, or eliminate discomfort entirely.
Since you’re relaxed, our dental professionals can work more efficiently, often completing multiple procedures in a single visit.
Sedation can be especially helpful for patients with special needs or those who struggle to sit still for extended periods.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation is especially beneficial for those who experience dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, or require lengthy procedures. You should consider sedation options if your situation is any of the following:
Individuals with dental anxiety or fear
Those undergoing complex or multiple procedures
Patients with sensitive gag reflexes
Individuals with limited pain tolerance
Patients with special needs or those who find it difficult to sit still during operations