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For certain, more complex procedures, sedation is necessary to have the work done fully.
Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry
What exactly is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Visiting the dental office can be incredibly frightening for some patients, especially younger children. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for a person to forgo dental treatment simply because they are uncomfortable having the work done. We offer sedation dentistry that is geared to making your appointments easier and less stressful. For certain, more complex procedures, sedation is necessary to have the work done fully.
Why might you benefit from or need Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
You might benefit from sedation dentistry if you are extremely anxious over visiting the dental office. For smaller children, it can become a fight to get them into the office to have work done and when they finally get into the chair, they may show extreme fear and panic that it can alter their view of the dentist for the rest of the life. Some patients suffer physical or mental handicaps that make it impossible to stay still while having work done. In any case, sedation dentistry is safe, effective and available in many different options.
What makes you a good candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Most patients are good candidates for sleep dentistry. The specific type of sedation used can be customized for each individual, making it a safe and effective option for anyone looking to relax while in the office. Sedation may be needed if you’re having more complex procedures done, like multiple extractions as well as oral surgery. If at any time you feel nervous or panicked while having work performed, we can offer you sedative options to calm you down.
What can you expect with typical Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
Prior to having sedation administered, we will have a consultation with you to determine the best option for you. Sedative options come in many different types and levels, with some only providing patients with partial sedation and others putting the patient fully to sleep. Our goal is to provide you with a calm, comfortable experience and to educate you on all of the options available to you. Sedation is ideal for both pediatric as well as adult patients. It can be especially advantageous to those who are unable to stay still in the dental chair.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry either for yourself or a loved one, call our office today and one of our knowledgeable staff members can further assist you.