Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are otherwise nervous or frightened about visiting the dental office. It is also helpful for those who are having more invasive procedures done, and who would benefit from being sedated. We offer oral conscious sedation so that you won’t need to worry about an having IV or being put into a completely deep sleep. It is safe for patients of all ages, and beneficial in helping you comfortably undergo the dental treatment that is needed.
Why is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry needed?
You might need sedation dentistry if you are nervous and otherwise panicked over visiting the office. If you’re going to be having oral surgery done or a more complicated procedure, we may recommend that you have sedation administered. We use oral sedation, which involves taking a medication before your appointment to relax you. You will find that it is easier and more comfortable to have work done under oral sedation.
Who is a good candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We will review your medical and health history before any sedation is administered. Most patients who want sedation can safely have this treatment, and will benefit from what it is able to do for them. Oral sedation is ideal for patients of all ages, as it is customized and personalized for those taking it. If you’ve been forgoing treatment because of fear and anxiety, oral sedation is a great option for you.
What happens during Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
You will be instructed to take a sedative pill about a half hour to an hour before your appointment. It is important that someone drives you both to and from your visit with us. The procedure is done, and you’ll be taken to one of our recovery rooms to wake up. It is still important that you have someone bring you home after treatment is done as it is unsafe to drive yourself. You can benefit from oral conscious sedation because you’re still able to stay awake for the procedure, but will be in a highly relaxed state.
If you think you might benefit from sedation dentistry, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.