Frequently Asked Questions
Is sedation in a dental office safe?
How long will I be asleep for?
Patients typically wake up anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes after the dental work is completed. The medications used are very short acting and patients will typically feel back to normal within a few hours.
Will I remember anything?
No, you will not remember any of the dental procedure.
Is an anesthesiologist there the entire time?
Yes. The anesthesiologist is constantly watching and monitoring your vital signs and is there the entire time you are asleep. In addition, a nurse will also be assisting the anesthesiologist.
What is your experience working with children for office based anesthesia?
Your doctor and dental anesthesiologists in general have additional training and requirements that far exceeds the training of a traditional anesthesiologist. This includes hundreds of pediatric sedation and general anesthesia cases in both the hospital and dental office. In fact, about 90% of patients who are sedated in dental offices are pediatric and/or have special needs.
Will my child remember anything?
No. Your child will not remember any part of the dental procedure. As far as they are concerned, they were with you the entire time. This creates a positive association with going to the dentist in the future. By being sedated, a lifetime of fear of the dentist can be prevented as your child will not be awake, held down or in pain.