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Conscious sedation – that perfect smile is getting closer.

How do I find a conscious sedation dentist?

Almost all dentists have nitrous oxide or medication available in their office. More and more dentists can administer moderate sedation. To be able to provide deep sedation and general anesthesia a dentist has to have passed the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Typically, these dentists are oral surgeons. Some of the larger offices have an anesthesiologist on staff, who is specifically trained to give all levels of sedation and anesthesia to both adults and children.

Is conscious sedation safe?

When given by an experienced dentist it is usually safe, though there is always a risk with any anesthesia. If you are overweight, have a breathing disorder or other medical condition talk to your dentist before taking conscious sedation medication.

Here is a quick check list to review with your dentist:

1. What type of conscious sedation is your dentist trained for?
2. Before your procedure go over your medical history with your dentist, including any medications you are currently taking.
3. How many procedures has your dentist done with conscious sedation?
4. Ask for a detailed list of the risks.

Conscious sedation is extremely safe when administered by qualified providers. Dr. Abeyta is highly trained with many hours of training devoted to patient care and safety. Because patients can slip into a deep sleep, proper monitoring of conscious sedation is necessary. Healthcare providers monitor patient heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, oxygen level and alertness throughout and after the procedure.

Conscious sedation will help you conquer your fear of the dentist chair so that you can get the work you need. Discuss your anxiety with your dentist.  They will help you choose the right form of dental sedation for you.

After all, doesn’t everyone deserve to put their best smile forward! Please call (505) 293-7611, or Contact us by email, to schedule your New Patient Experience with Dr. Abeyta.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]