What is Sedation?
Sedation allows you to relax while having dental procedures done. If you are afraid of visiting the dentist and continually forgo treatment, sedation options may be right for you. Alternatively, you may require sedation if you are going to be having invasive treatment done in our office, like oral surgery. We can discuss your sedation options before your procedure so that you can decide which one is right for you.
Why might Sedation be needed?
Most often, sedation is needed because you are nervous about visiting the dental office. Sedation is ideal for adults and pediatric patients alike, as it can be customized to each patient coming to see us. There are several types of sedation that are available for you to make use of and these include:
- Conscious sedation
- Nitrous oxide
- IV sedation
- Oral sedation
Who is a good candidate for Sedation?
Prior to having any type of sedation administered, we will discuss your options with you. We will perform an examination and will carefully go over your medical and health history. You must be healthy enough to undergo sedation before it is able to be administered. Most people who want sedation are good candidates for the many options we have available.
What can you expect with Sedation?
Before you receive sedation, we will discuss your options with you. This gives you the chance to know which options are available and which one is best suited to your needs. Sedation is administered safely and effectively, so you can always feel comfortable and confident when having it done in our office. Because there are many types of sedation available, what you can expect varies from one method to another. However, it is important to have a loved one or friend be there to bring you home from your appointment when receiving sedation. Most sedative options can impair your ability to drive, so it is vital that you have another person who can drive you home.
If you are interested in learning more about our sedation options, call us today and our staff members can further help you.