Sedation Dentistry

What exactly is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who tend to forgo treatment because of fear or anxiety over the dentist. Sedation dentistry may even be required for more invasive or complicated procedures. Both partial and full sedation are available, so you can choose what works best for your needs. The goal of sedation is to make your visit with us more comfortable.

Why would you need Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation may be required for complicated or invasive procedures, like surgeries. This option may be ideal for patients who have a hard time sitting still in the dental chair because of a physical or mental handicap. You may find that sedation calms you down and makes your appointments with us much easier. There are many benefits to sedation when it concerns dentistry and this is why we offer many different options.

What makes you eligible for Sedation Dentistry?

You need to be healthy enough to undergo sedation. This is done by going over a medical and health history prior to choosing the sedative option that’s right for you. The level of sedation can be altered and customized, so it is safe for patients of all needs and ages. The best way to know if you’re eligible for sedation dentistry is with a consultation and examination.

What should you expect with Sedation Dentistry?

You will come in to have a consultation with our doctor. We will help to determine the best type of sedation for your needs. At your next appointment, we will administer the sedation per your request. You will be taken to a recovery room where we will give you time to wake up from sedation. It is important that you have a loved one or friend bring you home the same day as your appointment because it is unsafe for you to drive after being sedated. The procedure is done quickly and easily for you in a more comfortable manner.

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry and want to know more about your options, call our office now and we can help to answer any of your questions.