Conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help patients relax during dental work. Patients are awake but usually are not able to feel or remember their dental visit. Conscious sedation might be suitable for patients with:
- a low pain threshold
- trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair
- very sensitive teeth
- pronounced gag reflex
- a significant amount of treatment required
Prior to your procedure, we will review your medical history thoroughly to determine if sedation is a safe option. During treatment, we also monitor our sedated patients very closely to ensure their safety.
WILL I BE COMPLETELY RELAXED WITH SEDATION DENTISTRY?
You will receive just enough sedation to be completely unaware of the treatment, as if you were asleep.
WILL I REMEMBER ANYTHING?
If you undergo treatment with sedation dentistry, you will leave our practice with little or no memory of your visit.
WILL I FEEL ANY PAIN?
Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good after receiving sedation dentistry at our practice.
WILL I BE GROGGY AFTER MY TREATMENT IS OVER?
You will feel just fine. For your safety, we do require that you have a family member or friend drive you home after treatment. Generally, the effects of sedation dentistry are minimal.