What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of safe medications to help patients feel relaxed during procedures. Many patients experience extreme anxiety before and during dental appointments, and sedation dentistry helps them feel comfortable moving forward with care.
Sedation Options We Offer
Oral sedation involves taking medication before your appointment. Anti-anxiety medication allows the patient to remain conscious and aware but very relaxed.
IV sedation is a viable option for highly involved procedures or very anxious patients. Patients under IV sedation may be asleep or be lightly aware of their surroundings. They may not remember the appointment afterward.
Are You A Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Most dental patients with anxiety can receive sedation. Always review your medical history with your dentist before any sedation procedures take place, and check with your primary care doctor if you have any of the following health conditions:
- Chronic bronchitis or respiratory disease
- Heart disease
- Advanced age
- Allergy to benzodiazepines
- Sleep apnea
- Interaction with certain over-the-counter or prescription medications
Advantages of Sedation Dentistry
Why Choose Skoulas DDS?
We provide all patients with compassionate care. Our highly skilled dentist, Dr. Antigone Skoulas, is an expert in cosmetic dentistry. We maintain a friendly, warm office environment in an elegant setting.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Call Skoulas DDS
If you feel anxious about dental work, don't let it stop you from receiving quality care. Call our office at 415-757-0110 to ask about our sedation options and make an appointment.