We know that many patients are apprehensive about receiving dental care. At Ocean Dental Care, we pride ourselves on our ability to make each patient as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving care.
First, we listen to your concerns. We then discuss different methods for making you as comfortable as possible. Together, we lay out a treatment plan that will meet your needs.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Denistry is a method of treating a patient while asleep or under “conscious sedation” in which the patient achieves a relaxed state during treatment, but can respond to speech or touch.
Facts About Sedation Dentistry
- It really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.
- You will have little or no memory of the experience. You won’t remember any sounds or smells.
- You can relax for up to five or six hours. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.
- Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments can be done in as little as one! All while you relax.
- Sedation Dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
People who have. . .
- High fear.
- Had traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb.
- A bad gag reflex.
- Very sensitive teeth.
- Limited time to complete their dental care.
- Complex dental problems.
People who . . .
- Hate Needles and Shots!
- Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care.
- Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth.
Commonly Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Q: Will I feel Pain?
A: No. You will feel nothing!
Q: Will be unconscious?
A: No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, you will be responsive.
Q: What type of sedation will I receive?
A: Various techniques are available depending on each patient’s needs.
Q: Will I be monitored?
A: Yes, one of our team members will be with you and your vital signs will be monitored during the entire visit. You will not be alone.
Q: How long will I be relaxing?
A: Depends on your needs, from two to six hours.
Q: Will someone need to accompany me?
A: Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home.