What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is a service offered at R Dental Group for patient’s comfort and convenience. Patients are provided with an oral medication to take shortly before their appointment which helps them relax during their visit to the office. This medication and service makes procedures at R Dental Group pleasant and stress-free for patients.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right For Me?
Although safe for most patients, there’s always a risk when using anesthesia. Sedation dentistry is safe when administered by experienced dentists. People who are obese or have obstructive sleep apnea, need to consult their doctor in advance to having sedation dentistry.
Types of Sleep Dentistry:
1. Oral Conscious Sedation - The first type of sedation refers to a pill that you take 1 hour prior to your appointment. When you take oral sedation, it is very important to make sure that someone is driving you to and from your appointment. This type of sedation is simple, effective and our patients love it!
2. IV Sedation - This method of sedation requires that an anesthesiologist be present to make sure you are safe and well monitored. We use this method of sedation when the patient requires that he or she be completely asleep and where extensive dental work is needed. The cost for IV Sedation ranges from $600 to $800 per hour.