Facts About Sedation Dentistry
It Really Works! You really can snooze in a sleep like state during your dental appointment.
It Is Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.
You will have little or no memory of the experience. You probably won't remember any sounds or smells.
You will snooze for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. The time you are snoozing will vary depending on your needed treatment.
Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you snooze.
People who have difficulty getting numb will find that snooze dentistry eliminates this problem, in a sleep like state.
Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
Who is a candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry?
People who . . .
- Anyone who has excessive gagging, hard to numb sensitive teeth
- Anyone who wants large amounts of work done in one appointment
- Anyone who suffers from dental fear and anxiety
- Anyone who would like their dental work done while in a safe, totally relaxed sleeplike state
Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed, sleep like state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit by an ultramodern electronic monitoring system. You are never alone.
How long will I be snoozing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. This is not the general anesthesia used in hospitals and surgery centers. This is no more dangerous then taking a sleep pill when you can't sleep.