If only you could have your dental work done without even realizing it. If only you could sleep through your dental procedures and wake up with beautiful, healthy teeth. Turns out, these wishes are reality if you opt for twilight sedation.
At Dentistry for Life, we offer sedation dentistry as an option for our most anxious patients and those undergoing multiple cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments at one time. Your smile makeover is always within reach, especially when you can relax at the dentist.
Twilight sedation, also known as conscious sedation, is a form of anesthesia that allows our patients to feel comfortable during and after their dental procedures.
Mild doses of sedatives are used to reduce anxiety, block pain, and put patients into a twilight state.
For people who resist being out of control, twilight sedation makes you sleepy but allows you to remain semi-conscious, so you can respond, communicate, and follow directions as needed. Ventilation is not required and the drugs can be quickly reversed.
Twilight sedation is not a substitute for local anesthesia, like Novocain, which numbs the area of the mouth that is being addressed. The two are typically used in conjunction, and may also be accompanied by laughing gas, an additional relaxation technique that quickly wears off when the gas is removed.
Twilight sedation is not to be confused with general anesthesia, which is when a patient is completely unconscious.
It helps for you to be calm during your dental appointments, so we can carefully and thoroughly complete our work to provide you with the very best oral health care. Many patients qualify for twilight sedation. We will review your medical history to determine if “sleep dentistry” is right for you.
Those who benefit the most from this technique are individuals with extreme dental anxiety, and patients who want as many dental procedures done in one sitting as possible. Patients who fit into the following categories are also well-served by twilight sedation:
Twilight sedation can be used during many cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures. These can include:
Sleep through your dental procedures in Center City with the help of twilight sedation. Contact Dentistry for Life at our Center City dental office to schedule your consultation, get our recommendations, and find out whether you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry.
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Our office is located at 1601 Walnut Street #1217 in Philadelphia. We offer appointments seven days a week to make dental care convenient for you and your schedule: