Crown Council dentists make it our business not only to provide patients with the expert restorative, cosmetic, and general dental care they need, but to help them feel comfortable in the process. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they experience (if any) getting dental treatments done by their Crown Council dentists.
So what is sedation dentistry and when would one use it? There are many types of sedation dentistry and they offer different benefits to patients. Your dentist will work with you to figure out what approach will best fit your situation. If you have dental fear and or anxiety you could be a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Other qualifications can include: sensitive gag reflex, sore jaw muscles, high pain sensitivity, difficulty numbing with local anesthetic, back or neck pain, difficulty controlling movement, previous traumatic dental experiences, or discomfort sitting for long periods of time.
A sedation dentist most commonly administers dental sedation to patients in the form of a pill or IV prior to their appointment. This sedation medication works as a sedative and anxiety medication to help you feel calm and relaxed during your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is one of the most common types of sedation dentistry. Your general or cosmetic dentist will prescribe a sedation medication (in pill form) for you to take just prior to your dental appointment.