3 Levels of Dental Sedation
First there is mild sedation. Your anxieties are relieved, but you are totally conscious and able to respond throughout the procedure.
Second there is moderate sedation which takes you to a much more relaxed state, although you are still conscious and able to respond. However, you aren’t going to remember much of your experience.
Finally there is deep sedation or general anesthesia (GA). When we administer deep sedation/GA, you will probably feel like someone has placed a big warm hand on your arm. You will go sweetly to sleep and be unconscious for the entire time.
Once Your Procedure is Completed
In what seems like no time at all, with your dental work completed, you awake as peacefully as you fell asleep. We keep a close eye on you until you are ready to go home.
You will need someone to drive you home. Friends don’t let sedated friends drive.
Regardless of the level of sedation, we take some time to talk with you, to understand how you are doing and to help you relax before we begin.
There are various medications given for dental sedation. If you have any questions about these medications, please feel free to discuss it with our office.