While most patients will do just fine with local anesthetic, to locally numb the area we will be working on, sedation is available as an option. We want our patients to know that we offer sedation as a part of a surgical treatment plan, if needed, to ensure their comfort and ease any anxieties that they might have prior to surgery. Our goal is to provide all of our patients with a relaxed and comfortable setting for their periodontal care. Our experience has shown that when our patients are relaxed, they do much better during and after their periodontal treatment. For the more difficult procedures, or for patients that experience significant anxiety during their dental visits, we may recommend conscious sedation.