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    What is Sedation Dentistry?

    October 30, 2018

    What is Sedation Dentistry?

    Sedation Dentistry is a method Dr Jay Nitzkin uses at Livonia Dental Care to eliminate negative emotions, stress, or anxiety by reducing the patient's awareness to external stimulation. It’s used to help relax patients and allows them to feel comfortable during their dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is usually achieved through sedative drugs and/or nitrous oxide.

    Overtime, sedation dentistry has become the most common technique in Canada and the United States. It’s also been called sleep dentistry, conscious sedation, oral sedation dentistry or twilight sleep. The technique is painless and can make your dental visit a pleasurable experience.

    Unlike general anesthesia, sedation depresses the state of consciousness. The patient is not fully asleep. This helps to maintain the cooperativeness of the patient throughout the dental procedure. Sedation allows the patient to follow commands such as turn the head, open or close the mouth. The patient remains in a sleep-like state during the entire visit. One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry, is the patient feels like the dental procedure lasted only a few minutes.

    Oral medications are usually taken prior to patients coming to their visits. It’s important to have a responsible friend or family member drive to and from the dental office. It’s also important to have them stay overnight or at least a few hours after the appointment. Patients cannot drive until the following day. To get more information about sedation dentistry, please call 734-427-7555.

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