FAQ: Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Going to the dentist can be very frightening for some people. Some people suffer from intense gag reflex, jaw pain, or severe anxiety, limiting their ability to receive the dental health care they need. Dallas area implant dentist and periodontist Dr. Bradley Dean offers experienced sedation dentistry services to relax you and alleviate your fears during your dental implant procedure or periodontal treatment.

Of course, sedation dentistry comes with its own set of concerns and questions. Today, we’ll focus on some of the main concerns of Sedation Dentistry, and offer some answers that will soothe your anxiety, and make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.

What types of sedation does Dr. Dean offer?

There are two types we offer.

  • Oral Sedation: prescription medication is administered and ingested prior to your visit. You will feel relaxed and at ease while maintaining your consciousness. No needles necessary- and budget friendly.
  • IV Conscious Sedation: this is carefully controlled in the office setting and will settle you into a light sleep during your surgery so you won’t feel a thing. IV Sedation is easily controlled and will be expertly administered by a certified Texas dentist.

Are these types of Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation Dentistry is safe. During surgery, Dr. Dean and his team monitor you closely and ensure a safe and easy procedure. IV sedation is quickly reversible if necessary, and each dosage is customized to your individual needs. Dr. Dean will analyze your overall health and medical history before recommending IV Sedation for your dental procedure.

How fast does Sedation Dentistry work?

IV sedation: Because the medication is administered intravenously, it will work almost immediately. When using oral sedation, it takes about 30-45 minutes for the sedation to set in.