Sedation Dentistry FAQs
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Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
People who have…
- High Fear
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete dental care
- Hate needles and shots!
- Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
- Are afraid or embarrassed by their teeth
What are the Types of Dental Sedation?
We offer different types of sedation — Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation (pill) for several reasons:
- Many of our patients are needle-phobic so for those we have the pill form of sedation.
- With conscious sedation we can work on patients for a longer period of time.
- Conscious sedation is very safe.
How Will You Feel with Dental Sedation?
Our patients’ perception of this sedation technique is they feel that they have slept through the appointment. We most commonly hear, “I remember being sedated and the next thing I remember is waking up with my teeth fixed.” Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually at the end of the appointment when we are getting them ready to go home. You will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your sedation appointment and you MUST have someone take you home afterwards.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
You are given a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy.
When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Haddad and the experienced clinical team at his office will take care of your dental needs.
When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
Other Commonly Asked Questions
Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two-to-six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again. People who have…