Sleep Dentistry, Minimal and Oral sedation are different types of sedation offered at our clinic, and are beneficial during complex procedures.
It is common for many patients to feel nervous or anxious about their dental procedures. Our team at Dentistry By The Bay works in collaboration with an Anestheologist to provide our patients with the option of being completely asleep using General Anesthesia. By having a more relaxed patient, dentists may be able to complete more of your dentistry in one appointment.
Benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Patient comfort and relaxation
- Movement control
- Control of gag reflex
- Time saving - fewer dental visits needed
Different types of sedation:
Dentistry By The Bay in collaboration with an Anesthesiologist provides our patients with the option of Sleep Dentistry that involves the use of General Anesthesia. The patient is completely asleep.
Minimal sedation involves the use of Nitrous Oxide, known as laughing gas. The patient is completely conscious, but has a pleasant, relaxed feeling.
This is a light sedation, where you are also awake but may not remember the details of the dental procedure. Pills are prescribed to relieve anxiety before your dental appointment.
Are you a candidate for sedation dentistry?
Almost anyone — adult, teen or child — is a candidate for sedation dentistry. It’s particularly useful for people with a fear of dental visits, or people with a history of anxiety/panicking, but it’s also preferred by people who would simply rather not be “aware” during a procedure.