Most dentists in the United States offer some type of sedation, but there are still some myths about sedation dentistry that are common among patients. Let’s take a look at a few of these myths and discuss why they’re not true. Read on to educate yourself, and learn a bit more about how sedation dentistry works at our office in Oak Creek!
This is not true at all! We offer 3 types of sedation at Oak Creek Dental Care, and each one is different.
General anesthesia is also available at some practices. This is a type of hospital sedation that will make you completely unconscious and requires the use of a breathing machine. It’s not common at dental offices, though, as most procedures do not require patients to be completely unconscious.
This is not true. At Oak Creek Dental Care, we do our best to keep prices under control. Sedation typically does cost an additional fee, but we’ll keep your treatment within your budget. And the comfort offered by sedation during your procedure is with every penny!
Nope! At Oak Creek Dental Care, we don’t just offer sedation for things like dental implants and tooth extractions, but also for treatments like root canals, crown preparation, and even fillings or routine teeth cleanings!
If you think you can benefit from sedation at our office, we’re willing to provide it to you, no matter the specifics of your appointment. This ensures you can always get the care you need, even if you suffer from dental anxiety.
Sedation is not dangerous at all. Dr. Saleki will consult with you to discuss your health, medications and supplements you’re taking, and other information to ensure that you are a good candidate for sedation, and we will monitor you closely throughout the sedation process to ensure your safety at Oak Creek Dental Care.
This is not true. Laughing gas sedation wears off after about only 5 minutes, so you can get back to your routine right away.
However, the effects of oral conscious sedation and IV sedation usually last about 4-6 hours, though some patients may experience minor side effects for up to 24 hours. You’ll need to plan to take the day off of work if you get oral conscious sedation or IV sedation, and you’ll need someone to drive you to and from our office.
Dr. Ehsan Saleki and our team are here to help you get the dental care you need in Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, and Franklin. Whether you have dental anxiety or you’re just nervous about an upcoming dental surgery, we’re here for you. Contact us online or give us a call at (414) 762-9010 to schedule your appointment now.