Here at the practice of Paul A. Sergio, DDS, we are proud to offer conscious sedation.
We all know someone who is afraid to go to the dentist. Some people feel a little nervous while others are completely terrified. For this reason, we are proud to offer conscious sedation so that all our patients can have a comfortable and positive experience every time they come into our office.
We truly believe you should have the smile you deserve, no matter how scared you are.
We offer conscious sedation that is customized for each patient. After discussing your fears, we will be able to find a treatment plan that is just right for your needs. We offer conscious sedation as a safe and effective way to give our patients the treatment they need without inducing anxiety.
Will I feel anything during my treatment?
Most patients don’t feel anything when we use conscious sedation. Instead, they are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. They usually don’t have any memory of the treatment.
Is sedation dentistry the same as being unconscious?
Sedation dentistry will not make you unconscious. You will be awake, completely relaxed, conscious, and responsive.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
It is a very safe and effective way to give you the smile you deserve without causing anxiety. It is important to discuss your concerns with your dentist so that you can decide if conscious sedation will work for you.
How long will it take for the sedation to wear off?
How long you are drowsy depends on several factors including how much sedative we use, how long you are being treated, and how your body responds to the medicine. You shouldn’t drive after your treatment if you get sedation. It is also important that you don’t drink alcohol or operate machinery until you feel normal.
Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
We will use sedation dentistry for any patients (even children) who are worried about going to the dentist. We can use it whenever you have anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist, especially if you have had a traumatic experience at a dentist’s office in the past.
Sedation can also be helpful if you are scared of needles and shots. Many people struggle with gagging when they are at the dentist and would also benefit from sedation. It is also helpful for those who want to have more than one procedure performed at a time to get the smile they want. Anyone who wants to have a comfortable experience at our office can have one with conscious sedation.
If you have any additional questions about conscious sedation, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (574) 287-8900.