Conscious Sedation, also known as “Sleep Dentistry” or “Oral Sedation” may be the answer for many patients who feel anxiety or nervousness at the thought of having dental treatment done. Imagine not having to worry about that feeling and getting your treatment done in as little as one visit while you are sedated! Now you can “Sleep” thru your dental appointments in comfort!
Those who undergo conscious sedation typically do not feel anxiety or pain, and they rarely have any memory of the actual dental procedure. This type of sedation is generally appropriate for all but the most intensive oral surgeries.
Give us a call to learn more about Sedation Dentistry options available at our practice. We want to make your dental treatments as pleasant as possible!
You are a Candidate for Conscious Sedation If You:
- Are anxious or highly fearful about dental treatment
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Hate needles/shots
- Have very sensitive teeth or gums
- Have a bad gag reflex
- Hate smells, tastes, and noises associated with dental care
- Need long or multiple dental appointments/treatments
- Have complex dental conditions
- Have had traumatic dental experiences
- Have put off dental treatment for a long time
- Are embarrassed about your teeth
- Have limited time to complete your dental care
How is Conscious Sedation Administered?
You will be given an oral sedative (pill) to be taken one hour before your dental visit that will make you feel very relaxed. You will be completely comfortable and anxiety free during your appointment and you will wake up refreshed with little or no memory of the treatment that was performed.
One of our staff members will be at your side during your entire treatment to ensure your comfort and safety. You will never be left alone. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout your visit.
What Type of Dental Treatment Can Be Accomplished While Sedated?
Because you will be completely comfortable, we can accomplish quite a bit during a single dental appointment. We can do a full mouth reconstruction or a single procedure such as crowns, veneers, fillings, tooth whitening, dentures, extractions, implants, deep cleanings, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since the sedative medication is taken at home, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the patient be accompanied by an adult who will drive them to and from the dental office and care for them after treatment. The patient must not operate a motor vehicle in the next 24 hours following Sedation Dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry can change your Smile….and your Life!
Give us a call to schedule your Sedation Dentistry appointment today!