4In our previous blog, we shared how sedation dentistry can be a great way to overcome any anxiety you may have about an upcoming procedure. Sedation dentistry is also often a favorable alternative to general anesthesia since it does not have many of the risks associated with that technique. Our cosmetic dentists at Coleman Advanced Dentistry can also complete more than one procedure during a single visit, since you will likely be asleep for a couple of hours.

Here is the rest of the top five things you should know about sedation dentistry at our practice:

#3. You will receive two doses of medication: the first dose is taken the night before your treatment as a sleep aid, and the second dose is taken about an hour before your procedure. This can help you rest peacefully before the appointment and feel relaxed on the way.

#4. There are typically no shots involved in this sedation dentistry technique.

If you are afraid of needles, no need to worry! Most patients are able to take a pill instead of a shot for this method of sedation dentistry.

#5. Please ask a friend or loved one to drive you to your appointment.

We recommend that you ask a friend or loved one to bring you to and from your dental appointment. You will need someone to drive you to and from the office because of the medication’s effects.

Here at Coleman Advanced Dentistry, we understand that you may feel anxiety and fear before a treatment. We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry so that you can receive the best possible care while you are relaxed and feeling stress-free.

Please contact Coleman Advanced Dentistry with questions, or to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists. They can evaluate your dental needs and explain more about our sedation dentistry services.