Oral sedation dentistry is a common technique used to help ease patients’ fears. The technique is simple and requires no needles. The medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.
If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
Sleep dentistry is safe. Our team is trained on how to administer the sedative and how to monitor the effect on you during the procedure. That monitoring is constant and ensures you are not aware of any pain or discomfort. We are able to control the sedation process from start to finish and ensure you are in capable hands the entire time.
One of the questions patients ask us before undergoing any type of sleep dentistry in North York is what will happen after the dental work is completed. Our first step is to begin reversing the effects of the sedation. Our team will gently wake you with the use of fresh oxygen. Many patients feel as if they are waking up from a sound sleep. As the sedation begins to wear off, you will gradually become aware of your surroundings.
It’s normal for patients to feel a little groggy after sedation dentistry. That’s why we want to monitor your condition for 20 to 30 minutes after the procedure. Before you leave our office, we want to confirm that you are aware and alert.
We highly recommend that you have a friend come along for your procedure. That will ensure you don’t have to drive home and will provide a little more time for any residual effects from the sedation to subside.
If you have never used sedation for a dental procedure before, our team will be happy to walk through the process with you and answer any questions that are on your mind. Our goal is to ensure every patient understands what is involved with their treatment, how they can prepare, and what to expect afterwards.See other procedures