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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help you relax during your dental procedure.  There are about 4 levels of sedation which include:

  • Minimal sedation in which you are awake but very relaxed
  • Moderate sedation in which you may slur your words but not remember much of your procedure
  • Deep sedation in which you are on the edge of being conscious but you can still be awakened
  • General anesthesia in which you are completely asleep

The type of sedation that is used is dependent on the type of procedure you are undergoing.  That is why it is important for you to have a proper consultation with an experienced sedation dentist who will educate you and inform you as to the proper type of sedation to be used for your treatment.