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Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry

Q: Can Sedation help with gagging?

A: Yes.

Q: “What will happen after I go home following sedation in your office? What can I expect?”

A: It varies, from person to person. Although you’ll be fully recovered when you leave us, you might be sleepy and want a nap for a few hours – or you might be totally alert. Either way, someone should look after you until the medications have totally cleared your system: generally about 6 to 8 hours. Never drive, cook, or work until the effects of the medications are completely gone.

Q: “How long will I be sedated?”

A: The length of sedation varies depending on the sedative. Some sedative can be easily adjusted by your dentist so that the effects wear off when the treatment is over, while others must fade on their own.

Q: “Will I be unconscious?”

A: No. Sedation dentistry places patients in a deep relaxation and removes anxiety, but patients still have the ability to breathe and communicate without assistance.

Q: “Will I feel any pain?”

With the help of sedation dentistry, procedures become virtually painless and patients remain comfortable throughout their dental procedure.

Q: “Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?”

Patients who suffer from dental anxiety, sensitivity, or a strong gag reflex may benefit from sedation dentistry. Susceptibility to sedation varies for individuals, so we encourage you to speak with our dentist about which types of sedative work best for you.

Q: “Is sedation dentistry safe?”

A: Sedation dentistry has proven again and again to be perfectly safe, and your vital signs are closely monitored throughout the appointment. If, however, you have concerns about being sedated, feel free to talk to our team.

Q: “Will my insurance cover sedation?”

In most cases it will not be covered by your insurance provider. We will review your insurance coverage and let you know if it is covered or not. If it is not covered, we will let you know the cost and, if necessary, we can put together a financing plan for you

Q: “What sets sedation dentistry at Tryon Family Dentistry apart?”

A: Your safety is ensured by the presence of an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist, who constantly monitors your well-being during your dental treatment. Because of this, the dentist can fully focus on delivering excellent dental results.

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