Sleep Sedation – 3 levels of sleep sedation dentistry
The fears and anxieties caused by going to the dentist are serious for some people. Many people who come to our dental office in Plano and Melissa Texas have had serious dental traumas or negative experiences with other dentists. That is why we offer different types of dental sedation. Allowing our patients to be as comfortable as possible is our goal. Here are the three various forms of dental sedation offered at our office. Sedation dentistry can help you feel calm and relaxed during your dental procedure.
The type of sedation method selected for each patient is determined on the following health conditions:
- Medical history
- Current physical
- Mental health
Dental sedation offers patients the ability to have critically important procedures done without fear. These sedatives also allow doctors to perform at their peak if you are prone to fidgeting and moving around during a visit. All three types of sedation are highly regulated and have required extensive training by our staff to administer.
Minimal or Mild Sedation
Minimal sedation also known as Mild Sedation is the lightest form of sedation. With mild sedation, patients are conscious during the procedure. This method is the lightest level of sedation that uses medication to help patients relax or Nitrous Oxide. The medication is administered orally to patients and is typically reserved for longer dental procedures or for complex cases due to underlying medical conditions. With Minimal Sedation you are awake but relaxed during the dental visit.
Moderate sedation (formerly called “conscious sedation”) is administered to patients with more anxiety and the patient is conscious. Moderate sedation will allow you to remain awake through the procedure, yet you may not remember the dental procedure. This is because the sedative works to put you into the deepest state of relaxation which blocks long-term memory from being activated. This sedative is also reserved for long and critical procedures.
Deep state sedation is referred to as “Sleep Dentistry” and patients with severe anxiety or a history of dental trauma often request this sedation. Using deep sedation patients will cause the patient to have no memory of the procedure. Expertly trained staff monitor your vitals to make sure the operation goes smoothly.
All levels of sedation may take hours after a procedure to wear off. Always bring a parent, guardian, spouse, friend to make sure you make it to and from the appointment safely.
Relax during your dental procedure
If you are looking for a dentist who provides a comfortable experience for all of his patients, look no further than Dr. Fred Haight. Dr. Haight tailors every procedure with his patients to meet their specific needs. If you want to ease your worries during your next dental procedure, consider calling Haight Family Dentistry at 972-527-5555 to schedule your dental appointment today with one of our offices located in Melissa and Plano, Texas. Or fill out this online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Dr. Haight and his team are excited and ready to help you and provide easy, understandable, and comfortable treatment options. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Haight will decide which level of sedation is is best for you.
Dr. Haight graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from The University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School in 1993 and has intensive training and experience in multiple aspects of dentistry. Visit Haight Family Dentistry and he will advise you on which sleep sedation dentistry is right for your dental procedure. Contact Haight Family Dentistry in at our Plano or our Melissa, TX by calling 972-527-5555 or request an appointment online.