Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves administering a sedative to help you fall asleep during your appointment with us. For more complicated procedures, sedation is essential in allowing us to provide the treatment that’s needed. For fearful and anxious patients, sleep dentistry is a great way to reduce the panic they may feel in the office. Sedation is safely administered and monitored at all times during your appointment.
Why is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry needed?
You may want sedation dentistry because you’d rather not be awake for your appointment. Patients who find it difficult to sit still for their appointments can benefit from a sedative. If you’ll be undergoing complicated procedures and surgeries, we may suggest sedation to help the treatment go more smoothly. Sedation is safe and can be administered to patients of all ages.
Who’s a good candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We will review your health and medical history prior to administering any type of sedative. Most patients can safely have sedation dentistry in our office, but you may not be eligible for this option if you’re pregnant, have a medical condition, or if you’re allergic to the ingredients in the sedative being used. Because we offer a range of sedative options, you can choose which one is right for you.
What happens during Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We begin with a consultation to help understand your needs and help choose the right sedation option. At the appointment for your procedure, we’ll administer the sedation as per your request, putting you into a deeply relaxed sleep. The treatment and procedure is performed, and when it is complete you’ll be taken to a recovery room. The recovery room allows you to wake up fully from the sedation before you leave our office. You will need someone with you to bring you from your appointment as it’s unsafe to drive yourself. We can provide sedation at any and every one of your appointments as requested.
If you would like to know more about sedation dentistry and the options that are available to you, call us today and we can answer all of your questions.