Recent research has indicated that the number one reason adults postpone needed dental care was fear! That's right, not time, not money, but fear! Yet dental decay and periodontal disease do not take exceptions!
A mild level of sedation can be achieved using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and local anesthetic.
Some patients prefer conscious sedation, where you are sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were snoozing. When this is done with a few small pills, it is called oral conscious sedation.
Finally, IV sedation is what we will discuss below this. It is the deepest of all three, and both Dr. Fuller and Dr. Dettbarn are very comfortable working with each of these.