Oral sedation dentistry involves the administration of oral sedative drugs that helps to reduce anxiety and creates some amnesia.
Oral sedation is excellent for patients who are afraid of dental work or to get more work accomplished in each visit.
Commonly referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although sleep isn’t required for most dental services.
Dr. Michelle Hedgecock utilizes minimal sedation so that patients feel like they slept through their procedure but are still able to talk and respond to requests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need sedation dentistry?
No, however some procedures may require sedation. Sedation is appropriate for those with real fear or anxiety that prevents them from visiting the dentist. It may also be appropriate for:
- Those with low pain tolerance
- Those with extremely sensitive teeth
- Those who need large amounts of dental work completed
What should I expect?
Should you require or request sedation, you’ll consult with Dr. Michelle in order to determine if sedation is right for you. You will be required to bring a chaperone with you to bring you home after treatment.
When should I schedule an appointment?
If you are looking sedation dentistry in Austin, TX you can easily schedule an appointment online here.