Removing pain and anxiety from dental work is an important part of good dentistry. We use safe and effective oral sedation to help you relax and recover with greater ease. Sedation dentistry allows us to do more in a single visit. It can be especially helpful if you haven’t seen the dentist in a few years and feel a little nervous about catching up on a few over due procedures. It is ideal for patients receiving dental implants. We are certified in the lasted moderate sedation methods which emphasizes new techniques to help patient relax without the complications of heavy general anesthesia.
In combination with Novocain we use a moderate sedating drug that induces a light suppression of consciousness. In many case you will be able to respond to verbal commands or a polite nudge. There are no breathing tubes or IVs used because sedation is not general anesthesia. You will breathe normally as if you are drifting off to sleep. Unintended loss of consciousness is unlikely and any repeated dosing is usually not needed.
No More Shaking
My entire body would shake while I sat in the waiting room? I started going to Better Dental because they have sedation dentistry. I was able to get 12 years worth of neglected dental work done in two visits. Dr. Draper also did several things to make my recovery easier. I was back at work the next day. I couldn’t believe I had waited so long. Mary F. – Apex, NC