What Happens When I Have Sedation Dentistry?

Are dental appointments stressful for you? If so, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. However, it’s important to understand the process of sedation dentistry before you decide to take advantage of it. As your local provider of sedation dentistry in Charleston, SC, Dale Probst, DMD would like to share what happens during sedation dentistry:

  • What will the experience be like? The experience varies depending on which type of sedation dentistry you choose. The best type of sedation for you will be determined by your dentist based on your needs and the type of procedure that’s being performed. Some patients choose to be sedated to the point to where they’re unaware of the treatment. Once you’re completely sedated, it’s as if you’re going into a gentle nap. In fact, most of our patients tell us that the entire procedure feels like a dream. When it’s over, you’ll hardly have any memories of the experience. Regardless of how you’re sedated, our staff will be by your side throughout the process to reassure you.
  • What can I expect immediately after the procedure? After the dental procedure is over, you will most likely be slightly drowsy. Again, it’s similar to the sensation of waking up after a relaxing nap. However, for safety reasons, we’ll observe you to make sure you’re fine before leaving our office. In many cases, we’ll ask that you have someone with you to drive you home. Once you’re there, take it easy for the rest of the day. By the next morning, you should be back to normal once again.

If sedation dentistry in Charleston, SC is of interest to you, call the office of Dale Probst, DMD. Our dentist is highly trained and experienced in this type of patient care. Request your free consultation today.

 

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