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How does sedation dentistry work and is it safe?

You are given a small pill to take an hour before to your dental appointment. Your friend, family member, or whoever of your choosing will accompany you to the dental office. When you arrive in our office and are comfortable, our experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs. When your treatment is done, the person you came with will take you home.
Sedation dentistry is nothing to be worried about because it’s very safe. Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments can be done in as little as one… all while you are asleep. You will have little or no memory of the experience. You will not remember anything like sounds nor smells. You might sleep for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. Depending on the treatment you need, the time you sleep will vary. People who have difficulty getting numb enough for treatment will benefit from sedation dentistry. Sleep dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits. If you despise needles, have a dental phobia, experience a strong gag reflex or have complicated dental problems, then sedation dentistry may be your best solution.