Sedation FAQs | Boston, MA

Sedation FAQs | Boston, MA

Before making the important decision to get dental treatment, patients should fully understand all the basic facts about their options. Sedation dentistry is a valuable tool in helping patients complete treatment with minimal pain, discomfort and anxiety. To help our patients understand more about sedation dentistry, the staff at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry created a list of commonly asked questions and their answers. Continue to discover more about sedation dentistry.

1) What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a procedure that allows you to receive the dental care you need while being relaxed, comfortable and anxiety free. This is achieved with sedatives that may be administered in a variety of ways.

2) Will I be given medication before my dental procedure?
After Dr. Spitz determines that you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, you will likely be given oral medication to take before your appointment. You may also be given more medication as needed to help you remain relaxed and calm during and after your treatment.

3) Will I be given general anesthetic?
No, sedation dentistry is different from general anesthesia.

4) Is sedation dentistry the same as sleep dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is sometimes called sleep dentistry. However, calling sedation dentistry by the name ‘sleep dentistry’ can be misleading since patients do not actually sleep. You will be relaxed and calm, but you will not actually be sleeping and you will be responsive.

5) Is sedation dentistry safe?
Sedation dentistry is very safe. Although you will be sedated, you will not be unconscious and your vital signs will constantly be monitored.

6) Why should I choose sedation dentistry?
50% of population suffers from some fear or phobia of dental visits. Sedation dentistry can help prevent this or at least make procedures tolerable. Being sedated means you will not remember much, so a long appointment will seem much shorter. So if you dislike going to the dentist or you want multiple procedures done in one visit, then sedation dentistry could be perfect for you.

7) How much does sedation dentistry cost?
There is an additional cost to receiving sedation dentistry but because we include it in your treatment estimate, you will be aware of the costs ahead of time.

8) Will insurance cover sedation dentistry?
Insurance does not always cover the cost of sedation dentistry, but to find our for sure, you will have to call your insurance provider. One of the helpful staff members at SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can also call for you if you need assistance.

Come Meet The Amazing Staff At SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Do you live in the Boston area and have a strong desire to fix your missing or damaged teeth? Do you hate going to the dentist? If so, Dr. Spitz and his wonderful staff may be able to help you get your smile back quickly, permanently and painlessly with sedation dentistry. Dr. Spitz and his amazing staff have provided many stunning smile transformations and your smile could be next. Still want to know more about the sedation dentistry process, benefits or financing options? Please feel free to peruse the rest of our informative website or call one of our friendly staff members today. Now is the time to get started on your journey to better oral health with sedation dentistry.