Sleep dentistry, twilight dentistry and sedation dentistry are all types of sedation options that are available during your implant surgery.
The level of sedation depends on your comfort goals, extent of treatment, and timeframe. After a thorough health-history review and medical screening, your dentist will suggest which types of sedation opportunities are most appropriate.
The deepest level of safe sedation is IV sedation.Using an intravenous line, sedative medication is delivered for a quick, deep sedation effect.
As soon as the procedure is completed, the medication is withdrawn.
This orally administered sedative is taken one hour prior to your scheduled treatment. A second dose may be given at the time of the procedure, if needed.Also an amnesiac, oral sedation makes most people feel like they’re “dreaming” right through their appointment without remembering anything afterward. The medication wears off gradually.
Laughing gas is often used with local anesthesia when the patient desires to remain fully conscious during their procedure.
Nitrous oxide creates a generalized relaxed sensation and decreases pain reception.
Only a board-certified sedation dentist or specialist will provide the sedation during your procedure. This certification is in addition to becoming a licensed dentist, and only certain dentists may offer the service.
Since sedation treatments are offered inside the dental facility, the cost for treatments are much lower than those performed in a hospital setting. In fact, some types of dental sedation are very inexpensive. Your implant dentist can provide you with a breakdown of sedation levels and fees associated with those services.