Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry?

People choose sedation dentistry for many reasons. More often than not, it is because they have a fear of the dentist.

Oral conscious sedation drugs allow you to feel more comfortable and relaxed during your dental visit. You will feel drowsy and completely relaxed. Your memory, anxiety levels and perception of pain will be greatly reduced, making you more comfortable. Most of our patients don’t even remember anything that happened from the time the sedation started until the time they left the office.

Who is it for?

Oral conscious sedation is for any reasonably healthy person, including:

  • People who are afraid of the dentist
  • People who have a sensitive gag reflex
  • People who have difficulty getting numb
  • People who undergo long dental procedures

What can you expect during your appointment?

First things first. Make sure that you have someone to bring you to and from your appointment. The sedation process will begin before you leave for your treatment so that by the time you arrive at our office, you will already be in a very relaxed state.

You will be able to hear Dr. Truong talk to you throughout your appointment, and you will be able to follow any instructions that you may be given. (Please note that this will require you to take the day off work or childcare.)

What happens when you’re all done?

When your procedure is finished, Dr. Truong will gently inform you that your treatment is over and lead you into the waiting room; from there, your family member or friend will get you home safely. You may be drowsy for the rest of the day, so you shouldn’t drive or operate any heavy equipment. Most people do not experience any side effects. However, you may feel drowsy for a few hours after the procedure.

Taking the first step...

Chances are, if you are afraid of the dentist, you may not have set foot in a dentist’s office in years. Some even put off going year after year because they are too embarrassed to go back. Before you know it, five, ten, or even twenty years have passed. It’s okay. We understand. We want to help.

We don’t want you to do anything that you aren’t comfortable with, which is why we recommend that before you commit to anything, you come and visit us to see if we are a good fit. A little worried about stepping foot in the office? No problem. We would be happy to arrange for your first meeting with us to be virtual, so you can be in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to check out our office, meet some of the staff and have a chat about Dr. Truong. You will be able to discuss your experiences with the dentist, what your dental goals are and any bad experience you might have had in the past.

We will work with you to develop a plan to take control of your dental health and to get done the work that you need.

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