Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Posted on 03/27/2017
Sedation Dentistry

When you're looking for a dentist in or around Maplewood, MN, we at Maplewood Dental Associates strive to be your premier choice. We're not only proud of our efficient dental treatments, but we're proud of our commitment to patient care as well. We understand that many patients may be nervous about undergoing dental treatment, which is why we supply sedation dentistry for those who may need it. If you'd like to learn about sedation dentistry, we're glad to provide you with a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about it.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a medical procedure that involves the administration of oral sedative drugs in order to lessen, or eliminate, the anxiety of a patient.

Will Sedation Also Relieve Pain?

No, sedation only works for relieving a patient of any anxiety and helping a patient relax. In order to relieve pain, we utilize anesthesia.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Yes, it's completely safe as long as it's performed by a trained and licensed medical professional. As your trusted Maplewood, MN dentist, your safety is our number one concern and we'll make sure to monitor you closely to guarantee that everything's going smoothly.

What Types of Sedation Do You Use?

We use two different types of sedation. One is oral sedation, which works in a matter of minutes by either swallowing a pill or letting it dissolve underneath a patient's tongue. The other type of sedation we use is inhalation conscious sedation, which works by inhaling nitrous oxide.

Will I Remember Anything About My Treatment?

If you received oral sedation, you'll remember next to nothing about your treatment. If you receive inhalation conscious sedation, you might be able to remember some of what happened during your treatment, though it may seem fuzzy or fragmented.

Contact Your Maplewood, MN Dentist Today!

If you have any further questions about sedation dentistry, we encourage you to contact us. If you're interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please feel free to give us a call at (651) 770-3831 or fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to hear from you soon!

ADA logoMDA logoInvisalign logoCareCredit logo