Sometimes referred to as “comfortable” or “anxiety-free” dentistry, the terms describe the feelings that most patients experience during their appointments. The use of sedative medications can help make patients more comfortable so dentists and their teams can work more effectively, accomplishing more dentistry in less time with greater quality. While these methods and medications cannot make fear magically disappear, they can give patients the confidence and peace-of-mind to experience dental procedures in a whole new way. Hours pass like mere minutes and more dentistry can be performed in a single visit because the dentist is able to work more efficiently. It is a win-win for both the patient and the dentist.