Sedation

Sedation Dentistry

The patients who are anxious about the dental treatment, we can provide sedation dentistry.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during the dental procedures. It is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that is not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia, which is mostly done in hospital settings.

  • Oral sedation: Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a prescribed pill about an hour before the procedure. The pill makes you drowsy, although you will still be awake. A larger dose if given, produces moderate sedation. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can, though can be awakened with a gentle shake.
  • IV moderate sedation: You receive the sedative drug or drugs through a vein, so it has an immediate effect on the patient’s consciousness level. This method allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation.

    We offer Minimal or moderate (IV sedation) in our office.
    You will need to be accompanied by an adult family member or friend to the appointment and escorted home again afterward. You cannot drive, operate machinery or sign documents for 24 hours after treatment. More information will be given to you when you attend the assessment appointment.

    Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

    • Relaxation
    • Overcome fear and anxiety
    • Better dental care and experience

    If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 778-574-3300 or book online.