For many young patients, going to the dentist can be daunting. For this reason, we work incredibly hard to develop trust with our patients and rely on advanced technology to ensure their restorative treatments are comfortable and natural-looking. Sedation is a technique to guide a child’s behavior during dental treatment. Medications are used to help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. Sedative medications cause most children to become relaxed and drowsy. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.