If you are anxious about visiting the dentist or have had bad experiences in the past, sleep dentistry is for you.
Sedation dentistry is a very simple procedure which uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sometimes people confusingly call sedation dentistry “sleep dentistry,” but you are not asleep, you are actually conscious and will be able to respond to instructions during treatment, but won’t likely remember most of your visit.
You will need someone to drive you to your dental appointment and pick you up. You may be a little groggy for a while afterward, but otherwise there are no lasting effects of sedation dentistry. With the exception of people who are allergic to the medication or have underlying health conditions, sedation dentistry is completely safe.
Sedation dentistry can help many people who have been avoiding dental appointments for many reasons. It can help you if you suffer from:
The levels of sedation used include: