Whether you are having your wisdom teeth removed, are getting dental implants or are having a root canal procedure, there are times at the dentist's office when you'd rather not feel what's going on inside your mouth. Fortunately, there are a variety of sedation and anesthesia options available to help make your dental visit and treatment more comfortable. Some anesthetics only numb the treatment area, while others help you sleep during your treatment.
One option is deep sedation, which puts you into what the American Dental Association (ADA) describes as a "drug-induced depression of consciousness" in which you are not easily aroused. Learn more about what exactly that means, why your dentist might recommend it and what you can expect to experience under sedation.