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Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

Q:  Who can benefit from Oral Sedation Dentistry?
A  Lots of patients in Madison suffer from dental anxiety.  It is important to know you are not alone!  Sedation dentistry is a great option for people who have put off dental care due to fear or embarrassment.  Other patients that can benefit from sedation dentistry are those who:
 
  • suffer from dental phobia or anxiety
  • experienced past traumatic dental treatments
  • need a large amount of dental work completed
  • gag easily
  • fear needles
  • do not get numb easily
  • have extremely sensitive teeth
  • dislike the sights, sounds, and smells associated with dental treatment
  • are embarrassed about the amount of dental work needed

Q:  Will I be unconscious?
A:  No.  You will be in an extremely relaxed state and will most likely no remember the appointment.  However, you will be conscious and responsive the entire time.

Q:  Will I be monitored?
A:  Yes, at ALL times.  Your vital signs will be taken throughout the sedation.  One of our team members will always be with you throughout your treatment.

Q:  Will someone need to accompany me to my appointment?
A:  Yes, you will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment.  

Q:  How long will I remain sedated after my appointment?
A:  Each person's recovery time is different based on their body as well as the medications and dosages used.  Plan on relaxing at home for the remainder of the day after your appointment.  Have your companion stay with you until you are fully recovered.
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