Dental anxiety stops millions of Americans from receiving the dental treatment that they need. At Art of Dentistry Institute in Irvine, we take great care in being gentle and supporting our patients through all procedures. However, for those patients who need a little more help to relax, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
During a sedation dentistry or “sleep dentistry” treatment, Dr. Emil Hawary utilizes oral sedation to aid in patient’s relaxation through treatment. First, it is important to decide what level of sedation is best for you:
- Moderate Sedation – This can also be achieved orally. Typically it requires two doses of the sedation medication. One is taken an hour before treatment and another is taken right before treatment while at the dentist office. Patients are typically not anxious at all going into the dental appointment and then often fall asleep while receiving treatment.
- Deep Sedation (“twilight sleep”) – This is where the patient is given the medication intravenously. The oral surgeon can regulate the dosage throughout the procedure(s) so the patient remains comfortable and asleep until treatments are complete. Most patients report wishing that they had done IV Sedation earlier as they are very happy with their experience and results.