FAQs

Will I be put to sleep when I opt for sedation dentistry?

Even though sedation dentistry is commonly referred to as sleep dentistry, you may not always need to go all the way under. You may only need to be sedated to the point where your very relaxed but still conscious. If you need, you can also be completely unconscious during your treatment. The point is, dental sedation offers options to address dental phobia.

Will I go through any pain?

Based on the testimonials of our patients, the dental procedure is completely painless and comfortable with dental sedation. A lot of patients even say they feel unusually happy the next day. You will probably find your dental phobia diminishing after your first visit.

Will I have memory of the procedure?

Depending on the needed dental sedation method, you may have full consciousness of your visit or have no recollection whatsoever of you treatment. The level of your dental phobia will help determine the dental sedation method needed.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Sedation dentistry is perfectly safe. But if you still have concerns about the procedure, feel free to talk about it extensively with the dentists. Also know that your vital signs will be closely monitored throughout the entire process. Don’t let dental phobia prevent you from getting the care you need.

Why should I consider sedation dentistry?

If you have a deep dental phobia, dental sedation is the perfect solution. Dental sedation will not only make you feel relaxed, but you’ll most likely have no negative memories of the entire visit and treatment. Sedation dentistry is also a good solution for people who have a strong gag reflex.

What is the drug that is used in oral sedation?

When you opt for oral conscious sedation, you will be given a medicine called Triazolam. It is a quick-acting pill that is similar to valium. It is a schedule IV drug, just a class above your anti-headache medicine. Needless to say, it is safe and effective for those seeking to overcome their dental phobia.

Will I be able to function normally in the drive to and from my dental visit?

You should get someone you trust to drive you to and from the dentist since medicine that will be administered to you might impair your motor skills.

If you have any other questions about sedation dentistry, we would love to help! Give us a call at our Provo office today if you are in the Utah County area, from Lehi to Orem!