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SEDATION

DENTISTRY

Relax. You're in good hands. 

At Aspen Hill Smiles Family Dentistry we make sure you are comfortable. We offer a range of sedation techniques to cater to your needs and the procedures being performed, thus leaving you happy and care-free!

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, oral conscious sedation and IV 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.  Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards.  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.

Why feel anxious when you don't have to?

​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.

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