Generally, fear over dental treatment is common for most massesunusually when facing dental surgical procedures. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax usually uncomfortable patients, helping our dentists in Milton Central handle the discomfort these patients experience during dental treatment. In many cases, sedation keeps you somewhat conscious, but you may feel so calm and comfy that you fall asleep on your own. And with more profound levels of anesthesia, you may not recall anything from the process once it’s completed.

Sedation can be used in both orthodontic treatment and dental restorations. In orthodontic treatment, sedation may help anxious patients relax during the procedure or comfort them during longer treatment sessions. In dental restorations, sedation may help patients relax during procedures such as root canals, extractions, or dental implant placement. The type of sedation used will depend on the individual case, the procedure performed, and the patient’s needs.

When Is Sedation Recommended?

  • Orthodontic treatment, specifically Invisalign treatment, is often done with oral sedation, given in pill form to the patient before the treatment.
  • Dental restorations, such as root canal treatment, tooth extraction, and dental implant placement, are often done with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Cosmetic dentistry also may require sedation to help patients relax during teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and enamel contouring.

The type of sedation used in cosmetic dentistry will depend on the individual case, the procedure performed, and the patient’s needs. Often, oral sedation is used for cosmetic dentistry treatments; it is given in pill form to the patient before the treatment. Some patients may feel anxious or uncomfortable during these procedures, and sedation can help them feel more at ease and make the experience more pleasant. Sedation can also help patients with a strong gag reflex or sensitive teeth tolerate more lengthy procedures.

Sedation Methods

Sedation takes effect slowly as it gets to our body by one of these methods.

  • Oral (swallow a pill)
  • Ooptionsalation of nitrous oxide
  • Injection

It’s important to note that sedation dentistry should only be performed by a licensed and experienced dentist or oral surgeon trained in sedation techniques which can monitor the patient throughout the procedure. At Milton Central Family Dentistry, our dentists are licensed and trained to use sedation to help patients relax and feel comfortable during dental procedures. Whether you receive orthodontic treatment, dental restorations, or cosmetic dentistry, our dentists will work with you to determine the best sedation option for your individual needs and preferences. You can trust that our team of licensed and experienced dentists will ensure that your sedation experience is safe and comfortable.

Is Sedation Really Necessary?

While some dental procedures require Minimal sedation, a drug-induced state during which the patient responds typically to verbal commands. Cognitive function and physical coordination may be impaired, but airway reflexes and ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected. Some procedures would be painful and require deep sedation, a state where the patient cannot easily be aroused but responds purposefully to repeated or painful stimulation. It may be accompanied by clinically significant ventilatory depression. The patient may require assistance maintaining a patent airway and positive pressure ventilation.

If sedation is a recommendation, then our expert dentists at our clinic know precisely how much and what kind of drug you need according to your dental procedure.

Sedation vs. Anesthesia

While sedation and anesthesia are forms of anesthesia, they are different in a few features that decide when they are required. The following is a list of oral situations that advise which service to use. Family dentistry uses medications to relax usually uncomfortable patients, and Sedation is a recommended option when the following occurs:

  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Superficial root canal
  • Nervousness

Whiles In dental surgery, anesthesia numbs the surgical area (Novocaine). The recovery period from general anesthesia is typically slower than with sedation, yet, anesthesia is more recommended when the following occurs:

  • Deep root canal
  • Treating gum diseases
  • Installing crowns

How We Handle Anxiety

Suppose you or your kid have dental anxiety and can feel your palms sweat as soon as you step into a dental clinic. In that case, our sedation service is just right for you because it is used to help reduce nervousness and anxiety to have a relaxed and painless experience at our Milton Central Family Dentistry.