Who is a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry? Sedation Dentistry is a great choice for people who have dental anxiety, long procedures planned, severe gag reflex, and difficulty getting numb. Sedation Dentistry during your dental procedure means that you are relaxed and it feels like the appointment is very short. If you have anxiety issues or blood pressure issues it is much safer for us to treat you in a relaxed state where we are monitoring you to keep you comfortable. While you still have all your reflexes with out the stress we find that anesthetic works much better and gagging is not a problem. When we are stressed, our body emits hormones which can make it difficult for the anesthetic to work well. When you are relaxed, as during Sedation Dentistry, the healing is quicker and overall you feel better at the end of your appointment.