Sedation Dentistry - Everything You Need To Know!

Sedation Dentistry - Everything You Need To Know!

Oral sedation is a technique that allows the patient to relax while sitting in the dentist's chair. The dentist uses medication to relax the patient, so they can tolerate the procedure without anxiety. Oral sedation can be used to treat patients who are undergoing minor dental procedures.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

When a patient is nervous or uncomfortable, they are more likely to have poor oral health habits. Dental visits are meant to be completely stress-free and painless for every patient. That's where sedation dentistry comes in. 

We offer two different types of oral sedation that can remove anxiety and make patients more comfortable during their visit. Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas that is both safe and effective. Patients can get the sedative before they come into the office so that they're already feeling comfortable when they sit down in the chair for the procedure. This is a great option for kids that are nervous about any aspect of their appointment. The other option that we offer is an oral medication that's given to the patient about an hour before their visit. Both options make patients feel more relaxed and calm during their procedures. While patients are sedated, they also have little to no memory of the procedure afterward.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

There are many benefits to choosing sedation during your child's dental treatments. It can help patients relax, become less stressed and enjoy their time at the dentist's office while getting the care they need for a healthy mouth and smile. If your child is worried about having a procedure done or avoiding the dentist due to anxiety about going to an appointment, consider asking about sedation options at your dental office.

Here are a few of the benefits of using oral sedation during your kid's appointment at our dentist's office:

  • Your kid doesn't have to worry about pain from treatment – sedation can help your child remain comfortable throughout your appointment and relax.
  • Your child can avoid feeling nervous – if your child is afraid of having work done on their teeth or if they experience a lot of stress when it comes to visiting the dentist's office, sedation can help them get past that anxiety and feel more comfortable.
  • Your kid can get things done more quickly – without pain and anxiety holding them back. The dentist can work quickly to get everything done so your kid can get back to their life as fast as possible.

Don't hesitate to ask your child's pediatric dentist about using oral sedation for your next appointment. The pediatric dentist can talk to you about what option will work best for your child and what the benefits may be for their visit. 

If your child has dental fear, contact Dr. Grant Gerety at Warren Clinic Bldg # 7, 4606 E. 67th St., Suite 310, Tulsa, OK 74136, or call (918) 493-3031 to schedule a consultation appointment. We can design a custom treatment plan for your child to protect their smile now and well into the future.


Warren Clinic Bldg # 7, 4606 E. 67th St., Suite 310, Tulsa, OK 74136

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