Conscious Sedation

How does sedation dentistry work?

Our office uses conscious sedation for patients who want to perform multiple procedures together or for those who are a little overwhelmed or afraid about going to the dentist.

How does sedation dentistry work?

  1. You will be given a prescription for a small pill that you will take an hour prior to your appointment.
  2. A companion will bring you to our office
  3. By the time you arrive, you will begin to feel drowsy.
  4. When you arrive at our office, you will be escorted into the room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs.
  5. After you are comfortable, we will take care of your dental needs.
    When your treatment is completed your companion will return you home

People who often need oral sedation are people who have:

  1. A significant fear of the dentist
  2. Had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  3. A difficulty getting numb
  4. A bad gag reflex
  5. Very sensitive teeth
  6. Limited time to complete their dental care
  7. Complex dental problems