A Pain-Free Dental Experience
Many patients feel NO DISCOMFORT whatsoever during and after treatment, and have little or no memory of the visit.
Another major benefit is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours. Therefore, extensive dental procedures such as whitening stained or yellowed teeth, replacing crowns or dentures, fixing chipped or damaged teeth, and rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can be performed in fewer visits.
Oral sedation candidates are adult patients who have:
Extreme fear of seeing the dentist
Past traumatic dental experiences
Difficulty getting numb
A strong gag reflex
Very sensitive teeth
Complex dental issues
Need dental care completed in a limited time frame
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will I feel any pain?
Sedation is different from anesthetic injections; it helps relax patients by slowing the action of the central nervous system. People remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli. So although sedation reduces the sense of pain, most dental treatments still require a local anesthetic injected in the mouth, even when sedation dentistry techniques are performed. These anesthetic injections are given after the patient is sedated.
Q. Will I be totally relaxed?
Sedation creates such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment.
Q. Will I remember anything?
At the end of the treatment, most patients have little or no memory of the dental visit.
Q. Will I be groggy after my treatment is over?
Regardless of the type of sedation dentistry you receive, it is important to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the procedure (and drive you there if you must take oral medication before arriving for your appointment). The caregiver should drive you home after the procedure is complete and stay with you for an additional two to four hours at home.
Q. Will my insurance cover treatment?
We will assist you in reviewing your insurance eligibility and benefits prior to treatment. If financial assistance is needed, we’ll help in making arrangements to ensure you get the dental care you need.
Q. Is Sedation Dentistry safe for me?
We will review your medical history before beginning any treatment. And while you’re under sedation, we monitor you very closely.