What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
It’s not uncommon to be nervous and afraid of visiting the dentist. You might continually put off receiving treatment because of this anxiety. Thankfully, we offer quality sedation to help you relax while you’re in our office. Sedation is safe, reliable and can truly transform the way that you receive your dental care.
Why is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry needed?
There are a few reasons for why you might want to consider sedation. Sedation is ideal for patients who are nervous and scared of coming in for treatment. You might suffer panic attacks while in the chair, making it very difficult to come in regularly for care. Likewise, you might benefit from sedation if you have trouble sitting still in the dental chair or are undergoing a complicated procedure, like surgery.
Who is a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation is safely and carefully administered to those who want or need it. We will review all medical and health history prior to administering any type of sedative. Most of our patients who need or want sedation can safely come in to have it administered in our office. It is important that you have someone who can bring you home from your appointment when undergoing sedation.
What happens during Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
The sedation process begins with a consultation to find the option that is right for you. We will help in finding the solution that is best suited to your needs. Nitrous oxide involves placing a small mask over just the nose and having you breathe in. This relaxing and sweet-smelling sedative will help to calm you down while in the dental chair. Oral sedation can be given to you prior to your appointment. This small pill is taken before the procedure so that you relax in the chair while it is being done. IV sedation is best suited to patients who are undergoing complex dental procedures and surgeries. You can request sedation at any time and for any reason when receiving care.
If you’re interested in sleep dentistry and want to learn more, call our office today to speak with one of our professional team members.