Here's how sleep dentistry works.
It's really quite simple. By taking a small pill an hour before your appointment, you will already be relaxed by the time you arrive at Redmond Town Dental. Since you'll be too sedated to drive yourself, you must be accompanied to and from your appointment by a friend or family member. You will be seated in a comfortable chair and covered with a warm blanket. Depending on your need, we will administer more sedation. Before starting your treatment, we will make sure you are completely comfortable.
You may be sedated for a short or long visit depending on your needed treatment. For example, if you have a lot of dental work that needs to be done, Sleep Dentistry allows us to do dental work that would normally require five or more visits to be accomplished in as little as one. This makes Sleep Dentistry an easy and effective way to provide patients who have dentalphobia with the dentistry they need to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful! Sleep Dentistry is very safe. One of our team members will be with you the whole time and you will be monitored by equipment similar to that used in a hospital for monitoring vital signs. Please feel free to give us a call for more information on Sleep Dentistry.
Sleep Dentistry is not only for people that fear going to the dentist. Anybody can experience the benefits of Sleep Dentistry. Sedation allows patients to have more dental work done in a single appointment. Often treatment that would require five appointments or more can be performed in one single appointment. This means less interruptions to your daily life.
Nobody enjoys going to the dentist and what could make your next dental visit more pleasant than being able to sleep through it.
We offer different levels of sedation depending on your needs:
Light sedation is achieved through the use of a gas called Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas. The gas is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a small mask placed over your nose.
The Benefits Include:
It's free! We offer complimentary nitrous oxide to any of our patients.
It is extremely safe.
It wears off quickly so there is no need for someone to drive you home from your appointment.
The doctor can accuratly control the level of sedation.
Moderate sedation is achieved through the use of pills that are in the drug family called Benzodiazepines. A drug that many people are familiar with from this family is Valium. They produce a feeling of relaxation and drowsiness.
The Benefits Include:
They place you in a very relaxed stat.e
They cause drowsiness enabling most patients to doze off during the appointment.
Most patients have little or no memory of the appointment.
They work as a mild anesthetic to aid pain control.
Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?
Adults who have:
Had traumatic dental experiences.
Difficulty getting numb.
A bad gag reflex.
Very sensitive teeth.
Limited time to complete their dental care.
Complex dental problems.
Hate needles and shots.
Hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care.
Are afraid & embarrassed about their teeth.