Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
It is completely normal to be fearful and anxious about visiting the office. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for patients to forgo treatment altogether because of these fears. Sedation dentistry helps to make your visits with us more comfortable and relaxed. Likewise, sedation may be necessary for more complicated procedures, like surgeries.
Why is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry needed?
Sedation dentistry is administered safely and monitored at all times. We offer an array of different sedation options for you to choose from that fit your own medical needs. Some of the reasons you may benefit from sleep dentistry include:
- You’re very fearful and anxious of the dentist
- You suffer panic attacks during dental appointments
- You or a loved one has issues with sitting still for treatment
- You need a complicated or more invasive procedure done
- You’d rather just not be awake for the procedure
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
Dr Hua/Dr. Sinn on DENTAL SERVICE
Who’s a good candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Most patients are good candidates for sedation dentistry. Because we safely administer and monitor sedation at all times, you can feel confident in receiving it or having a loved one receiving it. In fact, even pediatric patients can benefit from sleep dentistry, especially if they have issues in the dental office. Our goal is to provide you with a calm and relaxed experience when having work done.
What can you expect with Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We begin the process with a consultation so that we can get to know you and your needs. We will offer you a range of sedation options (IV, oral sedation and nitrous oxide) that you’ll get to choose for your upcoming treatment. We can provide you with sedation at the majority of your appointments so that your time with us is more relaxed. Sedation is monitored for the entire visit, and you’ll need to have a loved one bring you home from your appointment as it’s unsafe to drive yourself after receiving a sedative.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and the options we have available to you, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.