What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, is ideal for patients who are fearful of their dental appointments. Sedation dentistry is helpful for children, teens, and adults alike. If you have noticed that you have severe anxiety before visiting the dentist, or have a child who refuses to go to the dentist because they feel frightened, it may be time to consider sleep dentistry. We are able to provide you with partial or full sedation to make your dental appointments more comfortable.
What makes you a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
If you have been forgoing your dental appointments because of anxiety, sedation dentistry might be the best option for you. Likewise, children who show severe fear or anxiety over the dentist would do well with sedation. Some of the reasons to choose sleep dentistry include:
You forgo appointments regularly because of anxiety or fear
Your child shows severe anxiety before their appointments
You or a loved one is disabled and has issues with staying still in the dental chair
You don’t want to remember the procedure
Dental work makes you uneasy or queasy
What does the process of Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry involve?
Before you can benefit from sedation dentistry, you’ll need to come in for a consultation so that we can determine which type, and what level, of sedation you need. You are in complete control over the level of sedation you receive. We will answer all of your questions regarding sedation before the procedure is done. Sedation can be administered for simple procedures as well as more complex ones.
What can you expect with Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
A consultation is necessary before receiving sedation. Before your appointment, sedation will be administered, and you will either go into partial or full sleep. Once you wake up, we will advise you to go home with a loved one who can drive you from the office. Sedation dentistry is completely safe, even for young children. We are here to make your appointments with us more comfortable. This is why we offer different types and levels of sedation specific to your needs.
If you are interested in sleep dentistry for yourself or a family member, contact our office and we will be more than happy to help with scheduling an appointment for you.