Stay Relaxed During Surgery
Choosing to restore your smile with dental implants can have many positive effects, including permanently restoring missing teeth, protecting your jawbone from deterioration, and making eating, speaking, and socializing easier again. Placing dental implants is an intensive procedure that requires you to stay calm and follow your dentist’s instructions. If you suffer from dental anxiety, dental phobia, or if you’re simply nervous about undergoing implant surgery, our experienced implant dentist, Dr. Shlafer is happy to offer sedation dentistry.
At the office of Roman Shlafer DDS, we’re proud to help Michigan patients in Farmington Hills and surrounding areas such as Livonia, Birmingham, Novi, and Westland restore their smiles without worry.
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How Sedation Dentistry Works
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients feel relaxed and calm during dental treatments. There are two primary types of sedation that our Farmington Hills dentist offers: intravenous (IV) sedation and oral conscious sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves taking an oral sedative pill before the dental procedure. The medication takes effect within an hour, and patients feel relaxed but are still conscious during the treatment. The medication’s effects may last for several hours, so patients will need to arrange for someone to drive them home after their appointment. This type of sedation is best suited for patients who have mild to moderate dental anxiety.
IV sedation involves administering the sedative medication through a vein. The medication works quickly, and patients feel relaxed and may even fall asleep during their dental procedure. During IV sedation, patients’ vital signs are continuously monitored to ensure their safety. This type of sedation is best suited for patients who have severe dental anxiety or require extensive dental work.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry offers numerous benefits for patients, including:
- Reduced anxiety and fear during dental procedures
- Decreased discomfort during dental treatments
- A more relaxed and comfortable experience
- A higher likelihood of completing necessary dental work in a single visit
- An easier time sitting still for longer procedures
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Shlafer Today!
If you’re someone who experiences anxiety or fear during dental procedures, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. Dr. Shlafer in Farmington Hills, MI, is an experienced dentist who offers sedation dentistry to his patients to ensure their comfort and safety. Whether you need a simple filling or extensive dental work, sedation dentistry can help you receive the care you need without fear or anxiety. Contact our Farmington Hills dental office at (248) 781-0040 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes. When administered by a qualified and experienced dentist, sedation dentistry is generally considered safe. The use of FDA-approved medications and continuous monitoring of vital signs during the procedure helps to ensure patient safety.
How long will it take for the sedative to wear off?
The duration of the sedative’s effects depends on the type and amount of medication administered. Generally, the effects of the sedative will wear off within a few hours after the dental procedure. It’s required to have someone drive you home and to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for the rest of the day.
Will I be asleep during my dental treatment?
Whether or not you will be asleep during your dental treatment depends on the type of sedation used. With IV sedation, you may fall asleep during the procedure. With oral conscious sedation, you will feel relaxed but will remain conscious.
Will I remember the dental treatment?
The extent to which you will remember the dental treatment depends on the type of sedation used. With IV sedation, patients typically do not remember the procedure. With oral conscious sedation, patients may remember parts of the procedure.