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Can Sedation Help with Dental Anxiety?

What is Sedation Dentistry? Conscious sedation dentistry involves the administration of sedative drugs to reduce anxiety before dental procedures. Patients take the drugs orally, intravenously (IV), or through inhalation (nitrous oxide). Sedation dentists generally administer sedatives to those who suffer from dental phobia, generalized anxiety, belonephobia (fear of needles), or previous dental trauma. Patients with high anxiety levels may be...