It provides light to moderate sedation for patients and is administered by taking one or two pills of sedative medication. This medication is strong enough to make patients feel sleepy and therefore relaxed, which helps alleviate the stress or anxiety associated with undergoing dental work. Patients still remain conscious enough to follow the dentist’s instructions throughout the dental procedure.
It allows people with dental anxiety or fear of the dentist to regain their confidence in the importance of regular hygiene and periodontal treatments. Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits, is essential when preventing the onset of more complex dental problems. Following a routine care and maintenance schedule helps our patients avoid the very thing they fear – with fewer visits to the dentist!