Sedation dentistry provides a path free from fear.
Thousands of dentists have chosen to be specially trained to implement sedation—to relax their patients, creating a safe and comfortable dental experience. These doctors understand that for far too many people, dental fear and anxiety complicates access to essential treatment. So how does sedation dentistry work? Sedation dentists use commonly prescribed sedation medications, called benzodiazepines, to calm their patients. These medications, which have been subjected to rigorous study, are administered orally and leave the patient fully alert and able to respond to questions, yet totally relaxed and unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office.