If you have an upcoming oral procedure, your periodontist in Winston Salem, NC may suggest the use of sedation depending on the treatment. Sedation frequently serves to eliminate the pain of the procedure to maximize the patients’ comfort. It may be recommended for anxiety related to the procedure. Under the guidance of a dental and/or medical professional, sedation is a controlled and safe process.
Levels of Sedation
During dental treatments, dental professionals will utilize sedation dentistry, where medication is used to help patients relax and remain comfortable. In many cases, patients are conscious or partially conscious as the procedure is completed. The different levels of sedation are:
Four Methods of Sedation
Your periodontist in Winston Salem, NC will likely use on of these four sedation methods:
If you have more questions about sedation dentistry, contact Dr. Kenneth Peavy and our team of knowledgeable professionals and we will gladly answer any treatment questions you may have. Give our offices a call at 336.383.1247 and our welcoming staff will gladly help you make you an appointment.