Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain patients undergoing dental treatment. It enables individuals who may be apprehensive about going to the dentist and getting the oral care they need.
Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Sedative drugs (tranquillizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide, etc.) are administered through a variety of methods. In the past, intravenous (IV) sedation – sedatives delivered via injection into the blood vessels of the hand or arm – was predominantly used to sedate a dental patient.
IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered by a trained professional. Today, however, sedation dentistry has evolved to be even more conducive to a relaxing experience. Patients have alternatives to the traditional forms of inhalation (nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”) and IVs, such as those offering a “no needle” (meaning, no injection) approach that many people find more appealing.
If you feel that Sedation Dentistry is a right fit for you, please call Dr. Dibling’s office to schedule an appointment.