Sedation dentistry involves administering a sedative to put you to sleep during your dental appointments. If you’re fearful of the dentist and regularly experience anxiety and panic attacks, sedation dentistry is the right option for you. It’s safe for both pediatric and adult patients alike and is monitored regularly throughout your appointment. Sedation may be needed for more complicated surgeries and procedures.
Because sedation is safely administered and monitored at all times, most patients can easily benefit from sleep dentistry. Dr. Barsa and Dr. Delafuente will first consult with you regarding the type of sedation that’s right for you. It is important that you have someone to bring you from your appointment when undergoing sleep dentistry as it is unsafe for you to drive yourself. Sedation dentistry can be requested at the majority of your appointments on an as-needed basis.