Oral Sedation Dentistry
Sometimes this is referred to as "comfortable"
or "relaxation" dentistry. Patients have used these
terms to describe the feelings experienced during their oral
sedation appointments. The purpose of oral sedation is to
allow a dentist to work more effectively by helping a patient
become as comfortable as possible through the use of sedative
medications administered orally and sublingually.
The term "sleep dentistry" is not
appropriate. Patients are never meant to sleep through their
appointments and should always be able to verbally and physically
respond to cues from the doctor or team.
We take care to customize each sedation visit
to each patient's needs. So even if you have a unique medical
condition, there still may be options. A number of medications that
can be taken by mouth have been developed especially for these
purposes, subjected to rigorous research and testing, are safe and
have been used for decades. Some of these can even help you
remember little of the visit, preventing the sounds and smells from
lingering in your thoughts. Other medications sometimes used
include antihistamines and insomnia medications which aid in
creating a relaxing and calm experience.
The procedure is simple, painless, and can be
done in-office. To find out how a typical sedation denistry visit