Dental anxiety affects a lot of people in America. Fortunately, you have the option to receive sedation for many types of dental procedures. Conscious sedation is most commonly used for dental procedures.
Conscious sedation is a type of medical sedation that calms you and blocks pain but does not put you completely under like general anesthesia. To learn more, please keep reading. If you want to talk to a dentist about your procedure, call us today for a free consultation.
Dental Procedures We Offer: Will I Need Conscious Sedation?
We provide many dental procedures at our office. To learn more about whether you would need sedation, please keep reading.
Our gum bleaching treatment fixes dark gums. For treatment as straightforward as applying a bleaching solution to your gums, you will only need a bit of numbing to the area. Conscious sedation would not typically be used for this treatment.
Lip Lowering Surgery
Our gummy smile surgery involves making incisions to fix the hypermobility of a patient’s upper lip. This procedure typically only requires using a local anesthetic. However, if you are anxious about receiving this procedure, you can discuss the possibility of conscious sedation.
Gum grafting is going to require sedation for most people. Although the procedure is quite simple, many patients are grateful for the option of having some level of sedation for the process.
You will be sedated and numbed if you get a bone graft. The procedure involves placing a grafting material and a membrane and then suturing the area for healing.
Conscious Sedation FAQs
You likely have many questions if you are about to undergo sedation for a dental procedure. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions below.
Will I Be Awake?
With conscious sedation, you will remain awake for the most part throughout your procedure. You may not remember the entire procedure, and you can feel sleepy enough to doze a little. However, this sedation is specifically designed for you to be able to remain conscious.
What Medications Will I Receive?
There are several types of medications that can be used when you are receiving sedation for a dental procedure. The quickest working type of sedation is through an IV, and you can feel those effects relatively immediately. There are also pills you can take before the procedure or nitrous oxide right before your procedure.
It will be left up to you and your dentist to determine the best option for you to take when choosing the type of sedation medication that is right for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
You may need a ride home depending on which type of conscious sedation you received. With minor sedation levels, you may be able to take yourself home because you will have control of your facilities shortly after the procedure.
You can discuss with your dentist about the recovery process for each type of sedation.
Please Schedule an Appointment with Our Beverly Hills Dentist
Are you looking for more information about conscious sedation? We would be glad to help you learn more. To set up a free consultation, please call us today. We can help you become more comfortable with your treatments.