What exactly is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, involves the use of partial to full sedation to make dental procedure more comfortable for patients. Patients who typically forgo routine dental visits or put off having work done because of anxiety or fear can benefit greatly from sedation dentistry. Sedation is ideal for individuals with physical or mental handicaps and who physically cannot safely stay still while having work done.
Why would you want Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows you to take full control over your dental health. It’s not uncommon for people of all ages to be afraid of the dentist. Unfortunately, when this fear gets out of control, it can prevent a person from receiving the care that they need. Our office offers all types of sedation options and at varying levels to make procedure easier for you to have done.
What makes you a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We offer different types of sedation at varying levels. Because of this, sleep dentistry is safe for most patients, even children. You can choose which type of sedation you want and we will have a consultation with you to determine if it’s a viable choice for you. An exam as well as a thorough health and medical history will be taken prior to receiving any type of sedation.
What happens during the procedure for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
The first step is having a consultation with one of our doctors. We will give you information on each type of sedation option we have available and what we feel you would benefit from the most. For more complex and complicated procedure, we may recommend general anesthesia to put you into a sleep-like state so that you are not awake for the treatment. However, you are in full control of your dental health and we will work with you when choosing the type of sedation you want. Sleep dentistry makes it so much easier to receive dental care that you need without the fear-inducing panic that you often feel.
If you want to know more about sedation dentistry for yourself or a loved one, call our office so that one of our helpful staff members can better assist you.