What is Sedation Dentistry?
It has become very popular for dental practices to market the terms sedation and sleep dentistry. Sedation or sleep dentistry have different meanings to dentists and patients.
Only a few select dentists in this country are advanced trained and licensed to provide complete anesthesia. Our patients will not respond or recall even the most noxious procedures.
Oral sedation is a great solution for those that are mildly anxious. This is achieved with a combination of pills and nitrous oxide. These oral medications are only effective in individuals that are mildly anxious. Very anxious or phobic patients never achieve their desired level of comfort. Oral sedation can actually make an anxious patient more uncooperative.
IV sedation is a service that Dr. Cohen provides via an Anesthesia Group, ASA. This form of sedation is a great and safe option for those that have severe dental anxiety.
Please visit ASASleep.com to learn more about this option!