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Sedation Dentistry uses medication to help you relax for a better dental care experience and can even help patients with severe dental anxiety.
Sedation allows your body to relax more completely. This increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if you need complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.
We offer Oral Conscious Sedation. Your sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who ensure your safety and comfort.
Oral Conscious Sedation, or OCS, provides a stronger level of sedation than Nitrous Oxide. Many patients prefer to use OCS for the deeper relaxation it provides. Though you are still able to stand, walk, or answer questions, you remain in a calm state throughout the treatment. With OCS, many patients have found they have little memory of the procedure after the fact. For patients with dental anxiety, this can be a great benefit.
Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us of any:
- prescription medications or over-the-counter medications you are taking.
- herbal or nutritional supplements you are using.
- allergies you have, particularly medication reactions.
- health conditions you have.
- questions or concerns you may have about your treatment or about sedation dentistry.
For more information about using sedation dentistry with your next treatment, contact Grand Avenue Smiles.