Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry?

It is incredibly common to be nervous before and during your dental appointment. No matter how much you mentally prepare for your procedure, you may still have inhibitions about the work being done. We offer sedation, or sleep, dentistry to our patients who want to relax during their appointment. Sedation dentistry is even helpful for patients who will be having more complicated work done, like surgeries or dental implants.

Why is Sedation Dentistry needed?

You may want or even need sedation dentistry because you’re nervous during your appointment. Sedation puts you into a sleep-like state where you won’t remember the visit and can relax while the work is being done. Likewise, sedation is essential for patients undergoing complicated procedures, like oral surgeries. By receiving sedation, the procedure can be done easily, quickly and without breaks or pauses.

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What makes you a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is safely administered to all patients and monitored throughout your appointment with us. However, before any type of sedation is administered, we will go over your health and medical history to determine if it’s right for you. Certain medications may interact with the sedation and become a problem, so we may advise you to stop taking a specific medication before your appointment with us. Sedation dentistry is ideal for pediatric and adult patients alike.

What happens during Sedation Dentistry?

First, we will start with a consultation appointment. This appointment allows us to offer you different sedative options as well as go over your health and medical history. It’s important that you tell us all of the medication you’re currently taking so that we can take this into consideration when offering sedation. Before the actual appointment, we will administer sedation either via a pill that you would swallow or through IV. It is crucial that you have a loved one or friend bring you home from the appointment as you will not be awake enough to drive yourself.

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and your sedative options, call us today and we will help to answer all of your questions.