Minimal Sedation

Minimal sedation is an excellent alternative for people who are nervous or even downright scared of going to the dentist. Fear of the dentist is common and usually leads to people avoiding the dentist at all costs. The problem with this is it can be detrimental to both your oral and overall health. Would you be interested if something can be done for you that has been proven to be safe, effective and can decrease your dental fear? If so, Minimal sedation can be the answer for you. 

What is minimal sedation?
Minimal sedation is using safe medications to help reduce the anxiety about going to the dentist. 

What medications are used? And how can it make my trip to the dentist easier?
Triazolam is the main medication that is used to treat dental anxiety. It is one of the safest prescribed medications. Triazolam works in two ways. First it has a calming effect so it makes it easier for you to face the fear that you have. Second it has an amnesic effect so you don’t remember a lot of the trip to the dentist. Many times patients will say they don’t remember anything and are very happy about that. 

How can I find out more about minimal sedation and if it’s right for me?
Call Dental Associates of Decorah at 563-382-2441 to set up an appointment. We will go over all the information and if you feel this is something that works for you then we will do the necessary paperwork and move towards reducing your fear of dentistry and on to the right path to better oral and systemic health.