Your comfort is our first priority.
Sedation and Sleep dentistry techniques can play a dramatic role in the success of dental procedures. Comprehensive smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, and almost any dental procedure can be performed in comfort in the absolute minimum number of appointments. We even have people who choose to go to sleep to have their teeth cleaned.
- You will be drowsy, and unaware of the treatment
- You will feel no anxiety, no fear, and no pain
- You will have little or no recollection of the treatment
- Accomplishing extensive amounts of dentistry at one time
- Helps get your dental health back on track
- Helps avoid costly and more extensive work down the road
- By being proactive, decreases the chance of painful emergency
- Much safer than general anesthesia
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is often used as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps anxious patients relax during dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to their dentist during their visit.
Oral sedation dentistry means you will be given oral medication (pills) immediately prior to your dental treatment, which will make you feel no anxiety, no fear, and no pain during your appointment. It is very safe and poses no risk to your health.
IV sedation is often referred to as”sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep”. This is a common misnomer, as “sleep dentistry” brings to mind being put to sleep. In fact, you remain conscious during IV sedation and are able to understand and respond to any requests from your dentist. You will, however, fall into a state of deep relaxation and will not be bothered at all during your treatment, with little or no memory of it afterwards.
None of these practices replaces local anesthesia, so it is still important that your mouth be numb when receiving your treatment.
For safety reasons, an escort is required in the case of Oral and IV Sedation – you will need to be driven to and from your appointment. You will also need someone to accompany and monitor you for 24 hours after treatment.
"One of the nicest things about life
is the way we must regularly stop
whatever it is we are doing and
devote our attention to eating!"