You may have heard the terms “sedation dentistry” and “sleep dentistry” used interchangeably, but these two phrases refer to entirely different procedures. Sedation dentistry involves the use of a safe sedative that is taken about an hour before your appointment. During your dental appointment, you will be deeply relaxed but still awake and responsive to questions and requests. The sedative generally lasts a total of six hours, leaving you with little memory of your treatment.
In contrast, sleep dentistry involves the use of anesthesia, which comes with inherent risks. You are entirely...Read More