Sedation dentistry, under the care of our medically trained providers, ensures a safe and comfortable experience for patients. Dental sedation is a valuable technique used to help patients feel calm and relaxed during dental procedures. It involves the administration of medications to reduce anxiety, discomfort, or fear associated with dental treatments. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, different levels of sedation can be utilized, ranging from mild relaxation to deep sedation.
Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear, have a low pain threshold, have a strong gag reflex, require extensive dental work, or have difficulty sitting still for long periods.
Yes, there are different types of sedation used in dentistry, including inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide or "laughing gas"), oral sedation (pills or liquid medications), intravenous (IV) sedation, and general anesthesia.
Yes, sedation dentistry is generally safe when administered by a qualified dental professional. The level of sedation used is carefully monitored, and the patient's vital signs are closely observed throughout the procedure.
Sedation dentistry is designed to minimize discomfort and anxiety. Depending on the type and level of sedation used, you may not feel any pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia is often used in combination with sedation to ensure a painless experience.
Your dentist will provide specific instructions for preparation, which may include fasting for a certain period before the procedure, arranging for transportation to and from the dental office, and disclosing your medical history and current medications.
The level of consciousness during sedation dentistry varies. With mild sedation, you'll be awake and relaxed. With deeper sedation or general anesthesia, you may be in a state of reduced consciousness or completely unconscious.