You can get your smile corrected without any memory of the procedure with sedation. Get your smile fixed, replace missing teeth, restore your smile and forget you were here. Sedation and implants go hand-in-hand. Since the implant procedure is a form of surgery, sedation is suggested to ensure a pleasant experience. Here are some other benefits sedation provides:
You can have multiple implants placed at the same appointment.
You feel no pain before or during the procedure and many patients don’t even remember the appointment ever happened!
Sedation has a variety of benefits for both the patient and the dentist, ensuring the procedure is efficient and effective. So what happens if need a large number of implants or have a lot of missing teeth? The All-on-4®dental implant treatment may be for you. Sedation is particularly helpful with the All-on-4® procedure, as it allows these permanent teeth to be implanted in as short as one day. Since the All-on-4® treatment uses four – occasionally five – dental implants for the top set of teeth and four on the bottom, you can see why sedation would help efficiency and ease patient discomfort.
Oral Conscious Sedation is the easiest type to do and it does not require an IV. It is a medication that is taken at the office in either a pill form or in some juice the day of the procedure. Other facts about how it works:
The medication that is used has to pass through your digestive system so the results are less predictable than using IV sedation.
The onset of the medication is also longer as it has to be processed in the digestive system.
There is a maximum recommended dose that can be given and if inadequate sedation effect is felt, more medication will not be administered
You will be hooked up to monitors for the duration of the appointment to ensure your vital signs are in your normal range as we work.
The cost is considerably lower than IV sedation.
This type of sedation will not put you to sleep but will make you unaware of what is going on and generally you will not remember the procedure.
Every patient responds differently to the sedation medication used.
A ride home is essential for oral conscious sedation.
Also known as “sleep dentistry” IV sedation will get you close to a sleeping state. It helps you relax, eliminates pain and results in stress-free procedure for both the patient and the dentist. Here are some facts about how it works:
The effect is almost immediate and the level of sedation is very easy to control based on your needs.
IV sedation usually eliminates the gag reflex, making the experience even better for both parties involved.
A ride home is required for IV sedation appointments.
Sedation medications are administered into your bloodstream through a vein which means an IV will be started and used for the duration of the procedure.
While IV sedation eliminates your fears, you’ll still be numbed to ensure there is no pain during the procedure.