The SleepNOW program has helped countless patients reclaim their oral health and overcome dental anxiety. With tailored sedation options and a welcoming environment, let Runion Dental Group take the fear out of dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, sometimes called “Sleep Dentistry,” is a safe, gentle option used to help patients relax while they are having dental treatment. Medication will be used but you usually remain awake.
- Local Anesthesia – an anesthetic applied directly to the area of removal
- Nitrous Oxide – also known as laughing gas, an anesthetic option used in congruence with other anesthetic options to calm anxiety during the procedure
- Sedation Anesthesia – administered through an intravenous (IV) line that allows you to sleep during the procedure
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Neglecting your oral health because of anxiety can be a thing of the past! Many patients report reduced levels of anxiety, improved oral health, and actually save money because they’re able to bundle dental procedures.
Almost all of our procedures are eligible for at least one of our sedation options. Most commonly, our patients choose sedation for:
- Dental Implants
- Fillings & Endodontics
- Crown and Veneer Placements
- Maintenance Appointments
Our patients really appreciate our thorough and caring approach to sedation. View the video to watch a testimonial from a recent patient.
Since every patient is different, your doctor will help you determine which option is best for you. Many sedation options can be combined. We also encourage patients to bring:
- Headphones with their favorite music
- Comfortable clothing for the day of your procedure
- A friend or loved one
Am I Eligible?
If the thought of dental treatment fills you with dread, or you’re considering a significant dental procedure, then sedation dentistry could be a great solution for you.
Talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry if you have problems with any of the following:
- A fear of dentists
- Low pain threshold
- Very sensitive teeth
- A gag reflex that causes problems during treatment
- Need to have a vast amount of work carried out