One of the most commonly asked questions regarding “Sleep Dentistry”
is it’s safety and effectiveness. Below you will find some
information that will help answer some of these concerns.
There is a choice of sedation medication that can be used.
The choice is customized based on your individual medical history. 98%
of our patients use Triazolam.This medication has been used for
many, many years and has now found a home in dentistry. In 1996, it
was prescribed over 26,000,000 times.
The historical safety alone gives us great confidence in
using Triazolam. In addition, while you’re sedated you are continually
monitored for blood pressure, oxygen and pulse. Baseline readings are
taken at your first visit.
The most common side effects of this sedative aid are dry
mouth and hiccups. The hiccups usually last only a few moments while
you’re sedated and the dry mouth wears off with the medication.
Some people ask, “what if I’m too sedated?” The
pharmacology and pharmokinetics used today is just fantastic. We have a
reversal agent that can wake you up with no side effects.
Call us for more on the effectiveness of “Sedation Dentistry” and wake up
to a new smile!