What is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
If you’re fearful of visiting the dentist or will be undergoing an invasive procedure, we may recommend sedation. Sedation is specifically meant to relax and calm you down before and during treatment. This can help to eliminate the anxiety that you experience before your dental appointments. We offer local anesthetic, oral sedation as well as NuCalm to help your time with us go as easily as possible.
Why is Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry needed?
You might want or need sedation if you’re fearful of visiting the dentist and suffer panic attacks during treatment. Sedation is safe and incredibly effective, and it’s ideal for patients of all ages. Because we have different sedative options available, it is easy to choose the one that is right for you. You may even need sedation if you are going to be undergoing a complex surgery or procedure.
Who is a candidate for Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
We can go over all of the different medical and health history details to ensure that you are a good candidate for sedation. Because we have several options in our office, we can help in determining the one that is best suited to your needs. Sedation is safely administered and monitored at all times. You can request it at any time during your treatment with us.
What happens during Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry?
For our local anesthetic, a numbing agent is administered into the area of the mouth where treatment will be done. Local anesthetic is a great way to reduce and eliminate the pain that you experience during appointments. The effects will wear off after a few hours upon returning home. Oral sedation is another option that we offer, and it’s a simple pill that you take prior to your appointment in the office. Our new sedative option is known as NuCalm, and this choice combines electrotherapy, supplements as well as relaxation methods that help to promote a deep sense of calm during treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about our sedative options, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.