How do I know if I need a sedation dentist?

As a sedation dentist, this is one of the most common questions I receive. Sedation dentistry is typically appropriate in cases where the dental work will:

• Be uncomfortable or painful without sedation

• Take a long time

• Cause significant anxiety or stress for the patient

Some people have a real fear of the dentist. And as a result, unfortunately, it is often these same folks who require the most extensive dental work, because they have been avoiding the dentist. So, for these patients, sedation dentistry is literally a miracle. It allows them to arrive at the office, and then “wake up” a few hours later with barely any memory of the dental work, with a brand new, beautiful smile!

This is one of my biggest pleasures as a sedation dentist. Sedation dentistry helps me achieve results for such patients that would have been nearly impossible before the advent of modern, safe and comfortable sedation dental techniques.