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Who is a candidate for sedation?

Anyone who has fear or anxiety while visiting the dentist is a candidate for sedation dentistry services. These emotions can be the results of many things, such as a fear of pain, a traumatic dental experience, a dislike of the sounds and smells of a dental office and more. Other reasons are more physical, such as an extreme gag reflex or tooth sensitivity. Regardless of your particular situation, you are most likely a candidate for sedation dentistry.

Will I be unconscious?

No, our sedation services do not make you go unconscious or fall asleep. You will simply be in a state of deep relaxation during your treatment and will still be able to perform all motor functions, such as breathing and talking. However, you may not be fully coherent during your sedation and have trouble remembering your procedure.

How long will I be sedated?

Depending on the dosage of sedation and your treatment’s length, you could be sedated for possibly two to six hours. Dr. Hamid Rouhani will inform you of this with more specification during your consultation or treatment appointment.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, you will be monitored and accompanied throughout your time being sedated. This includes monitoring your vitals and ensuring they are at a safe level.

Are there any long-term effects of sedation?

Other than a slight “groggy” feeling following your sedation, there are no side effects. You will likely need someone to drive you home from your appointment at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry, though, if you are unsafe to drive.

What procedures can be performed under sedation?

Because sedation dentistry is designed to alleviate the anxiety or fear accompanying the procedure (and not the procedure itself), almost any service can be performed under sedation.

How many appointments will I need to complete my dental work?

Most dental treatments can be completed in just two visits with the first being a consultation and the second being the necessary procedure(s).

Will my insurance cover sedation?

Most commonly, dental care requiring sedation in Garner, North Carolina, is not covered by insurance. Our team will gladly review your insurance with you when you visit our dentist and inform you as to whether it may be covered. If necessary, we can also provide an individualized financing plan for you.

We welcome you to call our office at 919-661-4077 today for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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