Imagine what it would be like to have a complex dental procedure (such as a root canal
or oral surgery) and, when it’s all over, having no recollection of what how long it took or
even any pain or discomfort. That is the benefit of sedation dentistry, and it’s something
that we at Jamboree Dentistry are proud to make available to our patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
One of the goals of our practice is to provide your family with a great experience, no
matter what. Sedation dentistry allows our dentists to easily provide treatment to those
patients that may have anxiety when visiting the dentist or uneasiness with some dental
procedures. Patients who undergo sedation will have no memory of the procedure, no
sense of time, no sense of smell or sound and, best of all, no fear or anxiety during the
treatment. It’s a simple and relaxing way to experience dentistry for our patients.
The Benefits of Dental Sedation
If you or a family member has a fear or concern about going to the dentist, has a hard
time sitting still for extended periods of time or has had difficulty in the past getting or
staying numb for procedures, then they may be great candidates for sedation dentistry.
If this sounds like an option you want to explore for you or a family member, talk to our
We are licensed by the American Dental Association to provide sedation to our patients,
and it is a service we are happy to offer, to make your experience less stressful. Our
dentists offer three levels of sedation, depending on the nature of the treatment: mild,
moderate and deep sedation.
- Mild Sedation – This is for patients with mild anxiety or for longer procedures.
This type of sedation is most often administered orally. The patient is awake or
sleepy throughout the procedure but deeply relaxed. Patients undergoing this
type of sedation are able to breathe on their own and recover within a few hours.
- Moderate Sedation – This is also called conscious sedation, involving a light
sedative administered through an IV. The patient is awake throughout the
procedure but in a deep state of relaxation. If a patient is given this type of
sedative, it is typically required that they be accompanied to the appointment, as
it can take hours to wear off.
- Deep Sedation – During this type of sedation, patients go between
consciousness and unconsciousness during the procedure. The patient will have
no recollection of the procedure, even if they appear to be conscious during the
treatment. These patients also must have someone with them, because this type
of sedation takes several hours to wear off.
- Inhaled sedation is also offered, in the form of nitrous oxide, to help ease mild to
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, we’re happy to help you! Give our
office a call today to learn more.