FAQs about sedation dentistry

January 19, 2023

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Sedation dentistry utilizes medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Oral sedatives are regulated by the FDA and considered quite safe, making them an ideal option for those who deal with fear and anxiety. Here are some frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry to find out if it’s right for you.

Will I feel any pain? No, you won’t feel any pain while dental procedures are performed on you. We take your pain very seriously, and recommend sedation dentistry to help you relax, be comfortable, and less fearful of getting dental work done. 

Who is sedation dentistry for? Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are anxious or fearful of getting dental procedures. If you hate needles, have excessive gag reflex, or need extensive dental work, sedation dentistry may be for you. Regular visits to your dentist are necessary to maintain oral health, but there are those who would rather endure a toothache than go to the dentist. We offer oral conscious sedation to help you relax through everything from regular tooth cleaning to more invasive procedures. 

Will I be unconscious? Although you’ll be in a state of sedation, you’ll be conscious the whole time. Oral sedation ranges from minimal to moderate depending on the dosage deemed best for your needs. You may feel anything from drowsy to groggy and feel sleepy, but you’ll be able to listen and understand any instructions given by your dentist.

Will I be monitored? Yes, you’ll be closely monitored by our highly experienced team using sophisticated equipment that monitors your vital signs. A member of our team will welcome you when you arrive, ensure you’re comfortable, and remain by your side during your entire visit.

Will someone need to accompany me? You will be given oral medication to be taken an hour before your dental procedure. Depending on your specific needs, you may be sedated anywhere from two to six hours. You may feel drowsy before and after treatment, and so having a trusted companion to bring you to and from the clinic back to your home is necessary. We do not recommend driving yourself due to the usual effects of sedation.

At Dentique Dental Care, our goal is to provide our patients with the best dental service without pain or anxiety. Dr. Xhelo Shuaipaj DDS, FDOCS, FICOI is one of the few licensed and duly certified providers of oral conscious sedation in the area. Together with an experienced clinical team, you can rest assured that you’ll be taken care of all the way.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about oral conscious sedation. Call Dentique Dental Care at 630-243-8300 (Lemont) and 630-968-8439 (Downers Grove) to schedule your next appointment with us.

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