Dr. Kodish elects to use sedation dentistry techniques on his patients while performing certain dental procedures. Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia – putting a patient in a relaxed, sleep-like state – for major dental procedures which require extensive amounts of time in the dentist’s chair.
The sedation of choice depends on the patient’s type and length of the procedure, their level of anxiety and their medical history. Some need just an oral sedative to relax; others may prefer ‘laughing gas’. Deep sedation is a necessary option for procedures that are unusually long or complicated.
Sedation Dentistry is Ideal For Patients Who: