FAQs About Sedation Dentistry
Who can need sedation dentistry?
No one really needs sedation dentistry, but some patients may prefer sedation dentistry. Those patients who may be phobic to needles and/or dentistry or anxious patients can benefit from sedation dentistry as it prevents them from avoiding the dentist all together! Many of our patients benefit extremely from our sedation services and rank it highly.
Will I sleep when I am sedated?
No. You will always be conscious when sedated at the dentist. However, the level of sedation achieved depends on the type of sedation you choose. IV sedation will give the fastest and deepest sedation. Whichever method you choose, you will be relaxed and not bothered by what the dentist is doing.
What types of sedation are there?
You can choose from inhalation sedation, oral sedation or IV sedation.
Why people use sedation?
Some people may be phobic or anxious on their visits to the dentist. Some patients may also have severe gag reflexes and those can also benefit from sedation as sedation will reduce or diminish the gag reflex.
Will I be fully alert after my appointment?
No, depending on what type of sedation you choose, you will not recover fully by the time you leave the practice. Therefore, you should not plan to drive for the rest of the day and should organise for a responsible adult to escort you to and from the dentist's.
Who cannot have sedation?
Some disease and conditions may contradict with the use of sedation in dentistry. Those can include, pregnancy, alcohol intoxication, kidney/live failures, certain drugs and sleep apnea. Your dentist will insure that your health is good before they agree to offering you sedation.
How safe is sedation dentistry?
Its very safe. statistically it is safer than local anaesthetics. Our fully qualified and trained dentists will monitor you throughout the procedure and insure that you are fine and not at any danger.
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