Sedation “Sleep” Dentistry
- What is sedation “sleep” dentistry?
- Should I consider going to sleep?
- What is a typical sedation appointment like?
- How do I get started with sleep dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, commonly referred to as sleep dentistry, is suitable for patients who are very afraid of going to the dentist. The goal of sedation dentistry is to help you get through more complex dental treatments. Essentially, sedation makes you semi-conscious while you still breathe on your own. Throughout your sedation appointment, you will be unaware of your surroundings. This makes conscious sedation both very safe and effective at the same time.
This depends on what treatment you’re getting and how afraid of the dentist you are. Sleep dentistry is ideal for the following cases:
- If you’re super scared of the dentist and refuse to go to the dentist, then sedation might be your only choice
- Going to sleep is a great option for removing all four of your wisdom teeth in one session
- Sedation dentistry is also helpful if you’re planning on having multiple tooth extractions and/or dental implants in one setting
Sedation dentistry allows you to go into a deep sleep state which allows your dentist to perform extensive treatment in just one appointment. Basically, you could complete 4 to 5 visit worth of dental treatment within just a single sedation session. A typical sedation patient would get a few tooth extracted, dental implants placed, deep cleanings completed, etc. all during a single visit. As you would imagine, each sedation session takes 2 to 4 hours. You will have to have someone drop you off and pick you up afterwards.
Call to schedule your appointment today to learn more about sleep dentistry. We offer complimentary consultation and evaluation for sedation treatment. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, is trained and certified in sedation. He holds an active and up-to-date oral conscious sedation license with California State Dental Board.
The great news is that we offer sedation complimentary on most larger treatment cases. This means that your sedation session could end up being free if you qualify! Stop delaying essential treatment and give us a call to see if you’re a good candidate for sleep dentistry today. Call is at (949) 481-2540 or book online today and ask us about our sleep dentistry options.