Sedation Dentistry – Phoenix, AZ

Keep Calm During Your Dental Visits

Woman relaxing during sedation dentistry visit

Dental anxiety is actually a lot more common than you would think. However, you do not have to feel alone as tens of millions of Americans actively put off their dental visits simply because they are too afraid to complete them. As a result, dentists all over are providing ways to make the process of completing dental treatments, no matter how simple they may be, easier and more relaxing. With sedation dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, you can get your treatments done with ease whenever you visit Devoted Family Dental Phoenix!

Why Choose Devoted Family Dental Phoenix for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Offers Effective Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Caring Dentists Dedicated to Your Needs
  • Offers Additional Comfort Amenities

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

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Ideal for those with moderate levels of anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, oral conscious sedation is taken orally about an hour or so ahead of your appointment. Since this method is more powerful compared to other sedatives, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office. The effects are strong enough to put you into a deep state of relaxation and may even make it difficult to remember most of your appointment. Of course, you’ll still be able to speak with our team throughout your treatment.

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Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Woman with sedation dentist in Phoenix

You need something to help you feel more comfortable at the dentist’s office, but you are concerned about the method of sedation dentistry they plan to use. What will it feel like? Is it safe? What can you expect after it is all said and done? Knowing how to handle oral conscious sedation at Devoted Family Dental will help you to feel more at ease during your next visit. Below are several questions and answers that we are providing so that you can become more informed.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

In short, yes, sedation dentistry is safe to use. There are a few things you can do, though, to ensure that your experience is nothing but the best. This includes:

  • Finding a dentist who is skilled and trained to provide sedation dentistry.
  • Discuss any medications you are currently taking, as some can cause a negative reaction.
  • Go over your medical history with your dentist to determine if you might be suffering from any conditions that will not allow you to pursue sedation dentistry.

By following these tips, you will put yourself in a better position to receive safe sedation when visiting the dentist’s office.

Are there any side effects associated with sedation dentistry?

Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may or may not experience any kind of side effects. At Devoted Family Dental, we offer oral conscious sedation. Unlike nitrous oxide, which causes no side effects immediately following treatment, this pill medication can leave you feeling a bit groggy after your appointment. You will need to return home to rest for the remainder of the day. Also, you are likely to not remember much from your appointment, as it is known to cause slight amnesia.

Will I remember anything from my appointment?

After receiving oral conscious sedation, many patients claim they do not remember what happened during their treatment. This is often good news for those who suffer from serious dental anxiety. Being unable to recall the details of being in the dentist’s chair can make these visits much easier. But there is no need to worry that this slight amnesia will last. It is only temporary and should fade over time. This side effect is only to ensure that you do not struggle with reliving the procedure and thus, face dental anxiety.

Will I feel any kind of pain while under sedation?

No, you will not feel pain while under sedation. Oral conscious sedation is designed to remove any pain or discomfort that you might otherwise feel. You will remain fully relaxed and comfortable during this time. Your dentist will closely monitor you throughout your visit so that you remain at ease. With the help of local anesthesia and sedation, the pain signals will cease.

Once treatment is complete, though, you can expect that as the sedation wears off, you will feel some soreness, which can be treated with an over-the-counter pain reliever.