Commonly Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Clay, will I feel any pain?
Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a sedated, comfortable, relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your treatment needs, anywhere from one to five hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you home and provide assisted care until the medication wears off.
Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
People who have...
- High fear
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete dental care
- Hate needles and shots
- Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
- Are afraid of embarrassed about their teeth