Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for anyone who suffers from dental anxiety or phobia, has difficulty getting numb, hates the tastes, smells and shots associated with the dental office, has a strong gag reflex or highly sensitive teeth. It is also ideal for patients who wish to have multiple procedures completed in one visit without discomfort or for older patients who have difficulty sitting for longer periods of time.Offered only by highly trained doctors like Dr. Fitch who have undergone hours of advanced education on its use, sedation dentistry can, in fact, help almost any patient doze through appointments.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work? Simply take our prescription sedative prior to treatment and have someone drive you to the appointment. You will arrive completely relaxed and extremely comfortable. Our team monitors your vital signs constantly and you are never left alone. You will still be awake enough to respond to the doctor, but will essentially sleep through the entire appointment!
Why Does Sedation Dentistry Work So Well? Sedation dentistry dramatically reduces the body’s natural tendency to tense muscles while stressed, helping you to feel relaxed and at ease. Dental anesthetics are more effective while the body is relaxed, practically eliminating any concerns about discomfort during treatment. Your postoperative discomfort can be treated with simple over the counter medications such as Aleve or Tylenol.