Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation is a great way to calm yourself down when visiting the dental office. We know how scary it can be to come in for treatment, especially if you suffer from panic attacks and anxiety. For some patients, they may even have a health condition that prevents them from being able to sit still when in the dental chair. For this reason, we offer a wide range of different sedation options to improve your experience in our office.
Why might Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry be needed?
Whether you’ve been forgoing dental treatment or you’re simply scared to make an appointment, we welcome you into our office offering sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry can eliminate the fears, anxiety and phobias that you have when it comes to dental treatment. For more complex surgeries and procedures, we may even recommend sedation so that treatment goes more smoothly. Sedation is always administered in a safe and effective manner so that it benefits any member of your family.
Who is a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation is customized to each individual patient. What this means for you is that it’s an ideal choice for both children and adults alike. We carefully administer the sedative of your choice and monitor you throughout treatment. We will go over any and all medical information prior to recommending a sedative.
What happens during the Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry process?
We offer several different types of sedation to our patients. Nitrous oxide (known as laughing gas) is a sedative that works by breathing in a sweet-smelling fume. This sedative helps to keep you relaxed throughout the entirety of your treatment. Oral sedation is a pill that you will take prior to your appointment. It will help to calm you down and relax you enough to come in for care. IV sedation is ideal for surgical patients or those undergoing more complex procedures. You will need to have a friend or relative bring you to and from your appointment when undergoing sedation.
If you’d like to learn more about our sedative options, call us today to speak with one of our available team members.