Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.

Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep. Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures and periodontal treatments often require some sort of sedation.

sedation Sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit. Before using a sedative or anesthetic, it is important to tell your dentist about any medications or medical treatments you are receiving. Before administering any sedative or anesthetic, your dentist will talk to you about the process of sedation and pre-and post-sedation instructions.


We understand how annoying the after-effects of dental anesthetics can be, and we’re proud to offer our patients an anesthetic reversal procedure using OraVerse®! Oraverse® is the one and only product available that can reverse the effects of local dental anesthetics two times faster than normal. In addition, Oraverse® reduces drooling and enables patients to smile, speak and even drink sooner than without the anesthetic reversal agent.

If desired, your dentist will administer Oraverse® immediately following your procedure, allowing you to return to your normal daily activities faster, while still minimizing any discomfort associated with the dental procedure performed.