Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation has long been used in the dental field to help keep patients calm and comfortable. We understand that visiting the dentist isn't always a fun experience and that some people have anxiety related to their treatment. For these reasons, we offer several different types of sedatives to help make your experience with us more relaxed. Sedation is ideal for patients of all ages and varying needs.
Why might you benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
There are a few reasons for needing sedation dentistry. You might have severe anxiety attacks or suffer from panic attacks when coming into the office. Likewise, you might have issues sitting still for treatment. Regardless of your current problem, sedation can help to improve your experience with us in the office.
Who would benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation is customized to meet the needs of each of our patients. For this reason, it is safe for the majority of our patients coming into the office. Even children can benefit from sedation, as it helps to relax them during otherwise scary appointments. We will go over all health and medical history before offering any sedation to you or a family member.
What happens during Sedation Dentistry?
The first step is to consult with you and determine what type of sedative is right for your needs. We will then work on providing you with the treatment that is right for you. Nitrous oxide is a popular option that involves breathing in a sweet-smelling gas that puts you into a deeply relaxed state. Oral sedation is ideal for patients who want to simply take a pill prior to their appointment that works to calm them down. Deeper sedation, known as IV sedation, is best for our patients who are undergoing oral surgery. IV sedation is safe, effective and can help to put you into a sleep-like state while in the office.
If you would like to learn more about how sedation dentistry works, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.