Sedation dentistry has continued to evolve dramatically over the last 40 years as more options are made available to patients. In order to perform sedation, dentists are required to become accredited and complete additional training. However, its widespread acceptance and use has come about more slowly than medical sedation.
Fortunately, dental sedation is now used worldwide. It has proven to be a safe and effective option for a variety of patients and procedures.
Depending on the extent of the work being done and the needs of the individual patient, we offer three different methods of sedation:
What to Expect
With conscious sedation, most patients describe feeling as though they have “slept” through the appointment. Those who have had oral sedation often compare it to feeling like they are “floating” or to having had a few glasses of wine, depending on the type of pill and dosage. With full general anaesthetic, patient will wake up slightly confused, but wont remember anything for the time they were sedated. The first two sedation methods will allow you to communicate with your dentist during the procedure. Throughout the appointment, your doctor will closely monitor your vital signs and overall comfort level.
If you are sedated you will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your appointment. Also, you MUST make sure you have someone to take you home afterward.
How do I know if sedation is right for me?
Talking with your dentist at Dental Emporium is the first step in deciding if sedation dentistry is for you. Whether you are afraid of needles, have trouble getting numb, or are simply anxious when it comes to dental work, you and your dentist can discuss your individual case and options.