Sedation dentistry is an option that can make any dental procedure easier and more relaxing. Fear or anxiety about going to the dentist is more common than you might think, and sedation dentistry helps people get the treatments they need with less discomfort and anxiety.
You can undergo most of the treatments available at Smyl Manatee using sedation under Dr. Patel’s close supervision. Sedation dentistry involves safe dosages of medications that help you relax and ease your mind. The options for sedation at Smyl Manatee let you stay awake during the procedure, but you’ll feel drowsy and probably won’t remember all the details at the end.
During a consultation for sedation dentistry at Smyl Manatee, Dr. Patel explains your options and chooses one based on the extent of dental work you need and your reasons for getting sedation.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider sedation for your next general, cosmetic, or restorative procedure at Smyl Manatee. You can talk to Dr. Patel about whether it’s a good fit for you, but generally, you can benefit from sedation dentistry if you:
Sedation helps you relax without putting you into a deep sleep like general anesthesia. Most options for sedation wear off quickly once your visit is over, so you don’t need to worry about a long, drawn-out recovery. Inhaled minimal sedation is light enough that you can drive yourself home after your appointment.
During your consultation for any dental treatment with sedation, Dr. Patel reviews the restrictions and things to keep in mind before your appointment. There are a few extra steps you’ll need to take to prepare for sedation dentistry, including:
You can expect a few mild side effects with dental sedation, such as dry mouth or hiccups. Fortunately, you might not even remember them once the medication’s effects wear off.
If you have anxiety about going to the dentist or physical discomfort, call Smyl Manatee to learn about your options for sedation dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.