In our last blog we learned about some of the history of sedation and the different forms of sedation. Today we are going to focus on how sedation relates to pain management. Most people face two hurdles when heading to their dentist: anxiety and pain. The latter can be controlled and when under control can help remove the former. Let’s explain. John doesn’t want... read more »
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The history of sedation dentistry is a fascinating one that started in the 1840’s when Horace Wells and William T. G. Morton founded the use of anesthesia. They were the first ones to use nitrous oxide for pain management. Prior to 1840, pain management consisted of alcohol which was often given preoperatively (and perhaps still is). A drink consisting of... read more »