Oral Sedation vs Sleep Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can be a great option if you are afraid of the dentist or have overwhelming anxiety when you are being treated at the dentist’s office. You may be wondering what exactly constitutes sedation dentistry. For the most part, dentists can mean one of two things when using the term “sedation dentistry”: They may be referring to oral conscious sedation, which is administered with a pill. Or, they may be referring to IV anesthesia, which dentists and patients sometimes refer to as “sleep dentistry” because you won’t be awake.

At the dental practice of Scott LeSueur, DDS and Charles Dodaro, DDS, our dentists offer oral conscious sedation to patients who are good candidates. Dr. LeSueur is experienced in administering this form of sedation and is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Conscious sedation allows you to remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state. This type of sedation comes without the risks and side effects associated with IV sleep dentistry. Our dentists can help you decide if sedation dentistry will allow you to overcome your dental phobia.

If you live in Mesa and are interested in sedation dentistry, please contact Scott LeSueur, DDS, & Charles Dodaro, DDS, to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced sedation dentists.

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