Sedation Dentistry F.A.Q
Who is a candidate for sedation?
If you have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist you are a candidate for sedation dentistry. If you have a fear of pain, have had a traumatic dental experience in the past, or the sounds and smells of a dental office make you nauseous, sedation dentistry can help you get over your anxiety.
Some people have physical reasons, like a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth, which make them a candidate for sedation dentistry as well. If you are not sure if you are a candidate ask the doctors here at the office.
Will I be unconscious?
No, but you will be in a deep state of relaxation during your treatment. You will still be able to breathe on your own and communicate, but you will not feel any pain or anxiety. You may not even remember the procedure afterwards.
How long will I be sedated?
Sedation generally last from about 2-8 hours depending on the strength of sedative you are given and how long your procedure takes.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, at all times during your sedation someone will be with you. We also monitor your vitals to make sure they remain at a normal level. Safety is of the utmost importance to us. Our doctors are trained in Oral Conscious sedation and they will know best what type of sedation is best for you.
Are there any long term effects of sedation?
No. You will feel a little groggy and “out of it” after some forms of sedation, but after a good evenings rest you will feel like yourself again. You will need to have someone bring you and drive you home from your appointment.
What procedures can be performed under sedation?
Just about any procedure can be performed with sedation. Ask one of our doctors if sedation is right for you.
How many appointments will I need to complete my dental work?
In most cases, it only takes two appointments. The first appointment will be a consultation to check your health history and make sure you are a candidate for sedation. The next appointment will be to perform the necessary procedures. This can usually be done in one appointment but may require a follow-up visit.
Will my insurance cover sedation?
Iinsurance plans are group specific and our Financial coordinator can verify your benefits to let you if have coverage for sedation. If it is not covered, we will let you know the cost and, if necessary, we can put together a financing plan for you.
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