Sedation is often utilized by oral care experts as a way of helping patients relax during dental procedures. The practice involves using medication to allow patients to remain calm and experience less anxiety while they receive treatment. The process is safe and heavily monitored.
Different levels of sedation are used depending upon the procedure, ranging from minimal sedation, which provides a slight feeling of relaxation, to general anesthesia, which leaves the patient completely unconscious.
Some dental procedures that may require sedation include:
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal treatment
- Installation of Dental Implants
- Periodontal Procedures
Sedative medicine can be administered in several ways, including orally, intravenously and inhalation. In addition to sedatives, local anesthetics are typically used at the site of the procedure in order to prevent the patient from experiencing pain during the treatment.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can be used during your next dental procedure, call us at (786) 320-7554 to schedule an appointment.