You may have heard the term “sleep dentistry” before, but really, sleep dentistry isn’t exactly the correct term. Sleep dentistry is actually a category of dental treatments which fall under “conscious sedation dentistry”.
Don’t All Dentists Offer Pain-Free Procedures?
Many dental procedures provided by your average dentist already require pain management for a pain free procedure. For some patients, however, it’s not only about pain management but also about managing above-average anxiety. While it’s not uncommon for a person to have a little apprehension over the idea of seeing a dentist, there are some people who need a little more care to be able to get through a procedure.
What is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?
Conscious sedation dentistry uses one or more medications to induce a state of relaxation to help you get through the procedure. Some also use an amnesiac so that, while you’re actually awake, you won’t remember anything about the procedure once it’s complete.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry – Paradise Valley, Phoenix, AZ
A professional sedation dentist begins with a consult to discuss your unique circumstances to build your custom sedation treatment plan. The consultation should go over your specific concerns, preferences and relevant medical history. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely works for every patient, and this is the approach we take in our office. It’s also important that you feel comfortable in the office environment and with the support staff.
For more information click on our conscious sedation dentistry link, or call our office to speak with one of our friendly receptionists.