Oral Sedation Dentistry
Sometimes this is referred to as “comfortable” or “relaxation” dentistry. 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/or under the tongue.
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.