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FAQ Sedation Dentistry in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

How many visits will I need to complete my work?

With sedation dentistry, you will be so relaxed and sedated that we can often make up for many years of missed treatment in one visit! This is something we can discuss at your initial appointment. If you need an additional visit to seat a crown, for example, you could be sedated for that visit also.

Will I really be totally relaxed with sedation dentistry?

This office has provided patients with over 5,000 sedation experiences. We are very confident that you’ll be completely unaware of the dental treatment and have no memory of your visit. You will not be asleep or unconscious, as this is considered general anesthesia, but will be very, very relaxed, and largely unaware of what is happening with your dental procedures.

Will I have any memory of my sedation dentistry visit?

Our experience is that you will have little or no memory of the procedure. If you do not want to remember anything about your dental visit, choose the sedation dentistry option. Please read our patient testimonials on this question.

Should I be concerned about pain during the dental procedure?

Patients typically experience no discomfort or pain during treatment and experience less post-appointment pain when compared to patients who do not choose the sedation dentistry option.

With sedation, what dental procedures can I have performed?

All procedures offered by our office can be performed with sedation dentistry, including cleaning, extractions, dental implants, dentures, lumineers, cosmetic crowns, impressions and periodontal gum disease surgery. The only limitations with sedation dentistry will center on your individual health status.

How safe is sedation dentistry?

We operate under sedation dentistry protocols. We review your medical history prior to scheduling your sedation appointment and consult with your physician if necessary. We also monitor you closely while under sedation to avoid any unexpected complications. Your safety is our greatest concern!

How long will I be sedated?

Many of our sedation dentistry Hendersonville visits last from two to six hours. The variation in time will vary depending on the specific procedures you need. We can talk about your specific time needs at your initial consultation.

Do I need someone to accompany me to my appointment?

Yes, you will need someone to drive you to and from your visit. The effects of the sedation medication will stay with you even after you leave the office. Because of this, we recommend that someone be with you at your home after your visit to ensure your safety.

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