What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of anesthesia during dental treatment to put patients into a relaxed state. Dana Keith DDS is proud to offer this service to patients across Silver Spring and Cloverly, MD, and the surrounding communities. Sedation patients experience a deeply relaxed state similar to sleep. Using this technique to relax patients before dental procedures is beneficial for not only the patient but also the dentist. When a patient is sedated in the chair, the dentist will have fewer troubles performing all procedures.
Also, procedures performed under anesthesia take much less time. With a relaxed patient, the dentist can perform all of the required procedures in one sitting that would usually take multiple visits. Our goal is to help patients feel comfortable and at ease at all times.
Sedation Dentistry Benefits
For some patients, going to the dentist causes anxiety. For those patients, sedation dentistry is the only way that they can get the dental care they need. Benefits include:
- Patient relaxation
- Increased patient comfort
- Patient cooperation
- Control of the gag reflex
- Little or no memory of treatment
- Time saving
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Yes! Sedation dentistry at Dana Keith DDS is extremely safe. Our team is fully licensed and properly trained in accordance with the regulations for using anesthesia in a dental practice. If you would like to hear a detailed explanation of the safety procedures we use, feel free to contact our office at 301-236-9000.