Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience.
Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, eliminating the need for injections. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards. Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.
Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver. Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not permittable.
Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:
Here are some of the most common drugs used in oral conscious sedation: