Sleep Dentistry

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At VIP dental, we offer sleep dentistry for our anxious patients. Sleep dentistry, also often referred to as Dental Sedation, Sleep Sedation and Sedation Dentistry involves using medication or intravenous sedation to make dental procedures in anxious patients easier and help them to be able to have treatment. Sedation will help reduce recollection, pain and awareness during a dental procedure.

By being drowsy and numb during the procedure, sleep dentistry alleviates fear and anxiety that may often be associated with dentistry.

Qualified Candidate for Sleep Dentistry

If you are in good health, but are anxious about going to the dentist, sedation may be right for you. We also offer sleep dentistry for children, so if your child fears the dentist, you may want to consider sleep dentistry as an option. Intravenous sedation may also be right for you if you:

  • Dislike the dentist due to past experiences
  • You have a low pain tolerance

Your Miranda dentist is the person best equipped to help you decide whether or not sleep dentistry is the best option for you.

What are the alternatives to sleep dentistry?

For some patients, we may not recommend sleep dentistry, either because they aren’t suitable candidates or because a different alternative would be better suited to their needs. Sleep dentistry alternatives at our clinic include:

  • Happy gas
  • Local anesthesia
  • Typical relaxation methods

Whatever concern or phobia is holding you back, please do not hesitate to give us a call to discuss your options

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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Can I choose sleep dentistry for my child?

Yes! It can be easier for children to undergo dental treatments while they are sedated. We will need the consent of parents or legal guardians before proceeding.

Will I suffer from side effects after my sleep dentistry appointment?

Will I suffer from side effects after my sleep dentistry appointment?

The side effects from intravenous sedation are temporary in nature. You may experience confusion, dizziness and nausea immediately after the procedure.

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