Sedation Dentistry

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Many patients become very anxious during dental treatments and require additional assistance to remain calm. While local or general anesthesia works well to counteract pain, they don’t do much for anxiety or nervousness. At Southwood Dental Studio, we offer our patients the option of sedation dentistry. This ensures they’re more comfortable as it helps them feel more relaxed during their treatment.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is when the patient is sedated during the procedure with the aid of safe medication such as an oral sedation pill or nitrous oxide gas. They ensure the patient is relaxed and doesn’t feel anxious during the procedure. You won’t feel any pain, discomfort, or even the sensation of the dentist working on your teeth.

This procedure is not considered ‘sleeping dentistry’ as you are not asleep during it. You won’t remember the procedure, but will be awake and conscious during the treatment. Often when a patient is put asleep from sedation, there are some risks involved. With sedation dentistry you are not asleep, but not awake enough to experience the discomfort you may otherwise feel.

Sedation dentistry is safe and our dental team will keep a keen eye over you throughout the process. If you want to know more about sedation dentistry, contact us at Southwood Dental Studio in London today.

-Dr. Agrawal

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