Procedures under Sedation, When and Why?

A visit to the dentist can provoke intense fear and anxiety in many people. Regardless of the reason, whether it’s a past bad experience, fear of pain, or just a general feeling of discomfort, these feelings can have a profound impact on our physical and emotional well-being. However, by using conscious sedation in dentistry, we are able to treat even those patients who have the greatest fear of dentists.

Conscious sedation in dentistry involves the administration of intravenous medications that lead to greater relaxation of the patient and the ability to perform more extensive procedures for those patients who are unable to undergo the same procedure using only local anesthesia.

Conscious sedation is always performed by a team consisting of a dentist, a medical/dental nurse, and an anesthesiologist.

Postoperative healing is faster, and pain after the procedure is almost nonexistent.