Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment to put patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep. Sedation is ideal for patients who have dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements.
A variety of sedatives are commonly used with this type of strategy including depressants, laughing gas, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety medications, and so on. No matter what type of sedation you receive, it is important that you have someone else drive you home. You may not shake off the effect of the sedation completely for several hours, and therefore, you will not be in any shape to drive on your own.