Dental Sedation / Sleep Dentistry at Exceptional Dental
Whether you suffer from dental anxiety or simply want a more relaxing experience during your upcoming visit, ask us about our two sedation options:
- Oral sedation dentistry: This is done via a small pill and is the most common method used in the United States to calm a patient’s fears.
- Intravenous conscious sedation (IV sedation): This method is administered into the blood system during dental treatment through an IV port. With IV sedation, we can more precisely adjust the level of sedation as needed by the patient. IV sedation is professionally monitored in our office by a physician anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist.
Sedation not only allows patients to feel more relaxed and comfortable during extensive dental work, but it can also reduce the number of appointments necessary—often to as little as one or two visits—because more work can be completed during each visit.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Both oral and IV sedation dentistry allow patients to maintain a level of consciousness for both safety and communication purposes between the dentist and patient.
Sleep sedation is available at specific locations so be sure to ask us!