Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
It can be difficult to feel confident when coming into the office for dental care. Many patients have fears, anxieties and phobias over the dental office simply because of past experiences. We aim to make your time with us as calm and comfortable as possible. We offer a range of sedation options that can help to make your time with us a lot more relaxed.
Why might Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry be needed?
Both children and adults can benefit from sedation dentistry. You might benefit from sedation if you suffer panic attacks before or during treatment, or if you have severe fears and anxiety when coming in for care. Some patients have a hard time sitting still for their treatment, which can make it difficult to keep up with appointments. In some cases, we may recommend sedation because of the fact that you’re having more invasive work done in the office.
Who is a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation is typically a safe option for most of our patients. In fact, even children can benefit from sedation dentistry as a way to improve their experience in our office. We will review your medical and health history before administering any type of sedative. You can request sedation at any or all of your appointments as a way to keep you comfortable enough for treatment.
What happens during the Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry process?
We offer several different types of sedation to meet your needs. Nitrous oxide can be used to relax you, and it involves a small mask that you’ll wear to breathe in sweet-smelling fumes. This sedative is ideal for both adults and children alike. Oral sedation can be taken prior to your appointment in our office. It is used to calm you down before the actual procedure is performed. We even offer IV sedation for surgical patients and those undergoing more complex treatments.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.