Imagine undergoing a complex dental treatment like a bone graft, multiple implants, or other oral surgery procedure. When your treatment is complete, you have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort you were expecting. We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry. Patients who benefit from oral sedation dentistry have:
- A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
- A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
- A hard time getting (and staying) numb from anesthetics
What is oral sedation dentistry?
Oral sedation dentistry allows Dr. Hwang to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are several benefits to oral sedation dentistry, including:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure
- No sense of time while under sedation
- No sense of smell or sound
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
Patients who have undergone a procedure using oral sedation dentistry will tell you it is a simple, relaxing way to experience dentistry.
I am nervous about being unconscious. What level of sedation is available to me at Creo Dentistry?
There is no need to be nervous about having oral sedation dentistry at our practice. We are licensed by the American Dental Association, and you will find that we are both respectful and professional at all times.
Sedation dentistry is closely regulated by law. We offer oral conscious sedation, a mild to moderate level sedation. It is an extremely common technique for dental sedation. It is easy and does not require the use of an IV needle. You will be given a prescription pill which, taken about an hour before your appointment, will have you fully relaxed by the time you arrive at our office. You remain slightly awake or drowsy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation. Patients typically recover from oral conscious sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete.
Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out if it is a good choice for you.