Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry is ideal for individuals who are nervous or scared about visiting the dental office. We understand that it can be difficult to keep up with appointments because of this anxiety. We offer several different types of sedation to help when it comes to relaxing you during your dental care. Sedation is safe and effective for patients of varying needs and ages.
Why would Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry be needed?
Sedation may be needed or requested at any time during your dental care. We aim to provide you with the latest in sedation technology to ensure that you’re choosing the one that is right for you. Some reasons you’d want or need sedation include:
- You show fear and anxiety when visiting the dental office
- You have trouble sitting still for dental appointments
- You need to have more invasive work done
- You don’t like the sounds or smells associated with dental treatment
Who is a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We will review your health and medical history prior to suggesting any type of sedative. Because we safely administer and monitor sedation, it is generally safe for the majority of our patients. In fact, many of our pediatric patients can benefit from having sedation administered. We offer several sedative options to meet your needs when visiting our office.
What happens during the process for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
The process will begin with a consultation that allows us to review your medical history. We then ask you when and if you’d like to have sedation administered. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is helpful for individuals who want to feel deeply relaxed during their time with us. This involves placing a small mask over your nose and breathing in the sweet-smelling gas. Oral sedation is a pill that you will take before your appointment. This pill is designed to help relax you and calm you down. IV sedation is better suited to patients needing surgery or more complicated treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about sleep dentistry and how it works, call the office today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.