While our office does not use general anesthesia to put patients to sleep, we do prescribe a medication to relax and calm patients. Our form of sedation dentistry involves the use of prescription medication the evening prior to the dental appointment and also the morning of the appointment. This provides the patient with a good night’s sleep and allows patients to be more relaxed and calm, sometimes even falling asleep during their procedure.
As with any medication, not all patients are able to take it and it does work differently for each patient. Prior to prescribing the medication, we would go over your medical history and explain possible side effects and contraindications. We would also explain the use of the medicine and what steps you would need to take prior to your appointment.
If you have a high level of dental anxiety and dread dental appointments then this may be a great option for you!