How Does Sedation Dentistry Work And Is It Safe?
Posted by clburke
Our Chandler, AZ, dentist office works with each patient individually to determine the most appropriate sedation approach. The most common form of sedation dentistry that our office uses is a combination of oral and intravenous sedation. Patients take a small pill one hour before their appointment and arrive in our office comfortable and relaxed.
During treatment, patients often think they are asleep and have no memory of the procedure but can respond to the dentist when necessary. IV sedation is a safe, precise, and highly effective technique for management of moderate to more severe levels of dental fear. This method may also be used for patients who are not physically or behaviorally able to cooperate with dentistry. To help ensure patient safety, devices will be attached to the patient during the procedure to monitor breathing, blood pressure and heart rate.
A major benefit of some of these IV drugs is amnesia. The patient will have no memory of most, or even all, of the dental treatment. Another benefit is the comparatively quick recovery time. Most patients relax and have a light meal the evening following treatment.
Have additional questions or would like more information? Comment below or contact our Chandler, AZ, dental office at (480) 755-1661.