WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful way to help people who have a fear of the dentist receive the dental care they need. The patient will take a prescribed pill orally before coming to the dentist’s office and will then be relaxed and comfortable during the entire dental visit.
A qualified sedation dentist like Dr. Gray will then be able to perform the needed dental care. The patient can still respond to the sedation dentist but will not feel any pain, remembering little or nothing of the experience. The patient feels almost as if he/she were asleep, so many people call dental sedation “sleep dentistry.”
The medicine that Dr. Gray or Dr. Hurtado prescribe is called Triazolam. It is a small blue pill taken about 1 hour before your visit. This tablet has been prescribed over 10 million times per year, by physicians, for patients to use at home.
This dental sedation drug has almost no side effects or interaction with other medicines you may currently be taking. A qualified sedation dentist like Dr. Gray or Dr. Hurtado will also constantly monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels during your appointment.