Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.
In our office, it is our common practice to use oral sedation. If desired by our patients with a clear medical history, patients can arrive half an hour prior to a scheduled appointment and be administered oral sedation.