Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety.

 Dr Morgan and the staff at Magusiak, Morgan and Brown use conscious sedation to help people with anxiety, fear or medical issues, have a positive, relaxing dental experience and receive the care they need. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe  anxiety-free dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.

Sedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep.  In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure. Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but Nitrous Oxide, and oral conscious sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain. With oral sedation dentistry, you take a pill prior to your dental treatment and although you are conscious, breathing on your own, and able to communicate, you also might feel afterward as if you slept through the appointment. Hours seem like minutes… Sedation medications have an amnesiac effect. That means you will have very little, if any, memory of your visit. Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver.  Sometimes, sedatives are provided the night before the dental visit, which means that driving to or from the appointment is not advisable.

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:

  • Anxiety is alleviated.                            
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • No needles.
  • No pain.
  • Perfectly safe.
  • Procedures seem to take less time.
  • Easy to administer.
  • Safe and easy to monitor.
  • Low cost.

Dr Morgan and staff received their sedation training through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education)

To learn more about DOCS and Sedation Dentistry, click here.

If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our office. Magusiak, Morgan & Brown Family Dentistry Phone Number 770-227-9693