What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, sometimes called “sleep dentistry” does not actually cause unconsciousness. Rather, Dr. Kendall will prescribe oral sedatives, as needed, for use before and during your visit. These sedatives will cause you to become extremely relaxed and calm, putting you into a tranquil state that helps you to be less aware of your visit. This is a great way to eliminate anxiety, stress, or fear so you can have your dental visit in comfort. We never begin treatment until we are certain that you are in a sedated and comfortable state.
Since our sedation dentistry involves oral medication, it will take a while to wear off. While this is great for your dental visit, it will require that you have a responsible person who can help you get to your dental visit as well as stay with you afterward until the sedation has cleared your system.
We also offer nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, which is a much more mild form of sedation. We can start it at the beginning of your appointment as it takes effect quickly and wears off quickly. With nitrous, you can drive yourself to and from your appointment.
If you have any additional questions regarding sedation dentistry, please feel free to contact us at Excellence In Dentistry and we will be more than happy to talk to you and help remove any remaining doubts or fears you may have in regard to this incredible service.