What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the practice of safely administering medications to help your child relax during their dental treatments. It is an effective way to ensure patients are comfortable and remain still. Front Row’s sedation dentistry aims to provide a safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free experience for patients who otherwise find it challenging to stay motionless in the dental chair.
In addition, it is an excellent option for those who have a fear of the dentist or a medical condition or disability that makes it challenging to tolerate dental treatments.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
With sedation dentistry, the patient experiences a deep relaxation which makes the procedure much more comfortable. With the patient in a relaxed state, the dentist is able to get the work done quickly and efficiently while ensuring the utmost safety. These techniques will help your child feel better about dental work and as a parent you will feel better too.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Oral Sedation?
Suppose you’re worried that your child will be anxious or nervous about any visit with us. In that case, we have nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, a mild sedative agent that, when inhaled, will safely and effectively help to manage your child’s anxiety during their dental procedure. It works so well that you might even hear them giggle a time or two!
If your precious one is truly fearful, we also have conscious sedation to reduce anxiety or discomfort for more complex treatments. During conscious sedation, patients remain conscious and can respond to instructions, but they feel relaxed and may not remember much of the procedure. Conscious sedation is ideal for patients who may not be able to undergo general anesthesia due to underlying medical conditions or for those who need to be alert during a procedure.
3 Myths About Dental Sedation
- Many people can benefit from opting for sedation dentistry. Contrary to popular belief, it can also be used for those with a low pain tolerance or needing multiple treatments in one session.
- Many believe it is risky, expensive, and only used in extreme cases. However, sedation dentistry can be a safe, cost-effective solution for many dental treatments.
- Another common myth is that sedation dentistry is only used for difficult and invasive procedures when it can be used for any form of dental treatment.