“One of the biggest things that keeps people away from the dental care they need is a phobia or fear of getting dental work done. From a mild sedation where we take the edge off, to a more complete sedation where we’re doing IV sedation which makes it so people don’t remember the procedure.”
‑ Dr. Derrick Johnson
For patients with dental anxiety. Patients are awake and can respond to the dentist’s directions during their treatment.
For patients with more complex dental problems. Patients are relaxed, may slur words, and will most likely not remember the procedure.
Reserved for patients with a severe aversion to dental procedures. Patients are put on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened and will rarely remember anything.