Dental sedation includes a variety of techniques that a dentist may use to:
Depending on the treatment required, your dentist may recommend a sedative.
Sedation is administered in one of three ways:
Your dentist will recommend the form of sedation that is right for you.
Both oral and intravenous (I.V.)sedation effects will linger on past the dental appointment. A friend or family member is required to accompany the patient to drive the patient to and from the appointment.
Talk with your dentist if you have concerns about dental sedation.
Gary W. Allen, DMD, P.C., Advantage Dental Group, P.C., DentaQuest Oral Health Center of Massachusetts, P.C., Advantage Dental Oral Health and Vision Center of Alabama, P.C.