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When it comes to sedation dentistry, you probably have some questions or maybe aren’t sure what to ask. Terry Soule, DDS, has provided some basic questions that you should prepare to ask your sedation dentist in Orange City before you receive treatment.

What is sedation dentistry?

At this point, you may already be committed to receiving sedation for your procedure. However, some individuals still may not be sure what sedation dentistry is and how it works.

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to feel relaxed and calm so that you can receive dental treatments without the fear and anxiety. It is also ideal for patients receiving multiple treatments all at once or that are facing a rather lengthy appointment.

What types of sedation options do you offer?

Understanding your options is the first step in considering sedation dentistry. Be sure that you are clear on the available options so that you can choose the best method for you.

At Terry Soule, DDS, we offer two types of sedation dentistry:

  • Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
  • Conscious Oral Sedation

During your consultation with Dr. Soule, he will discuss the difference between these two forms of sedation dentistry, as well as assess your medical history and oral health. This way, he can make the best recommendation for you. Feel free to ask any additional questions that you may have at this time.

Will I be able to breathe on my own?

Yes, with nitrous oxide or conscious oral sedation, you will be able to breathe on your own. In fact, you will remain awake during the entire process, and be able to communicate with us. Also, you will have full control of your body, although you probably will feel quite relaxed and remain still for the most part. With conscious oral sedation, it is likely that you will not even remember your appointment afterward.

Do I need to have a driver?

Certain types of sedation require that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment. It also is a good idea to have that same individual remain at our office during your procedure. With nitrous oxide, you can drive yourself to your next destination after your appointment. However, conscious oral sedation yields heavier sedation, which means you will need a driver if you plan on receiving this type of sedation.

How long until the effects wear off?

Each sedation method has different lengths of effects. Nitrous oxide, for example, wears off within a mere minutes after the conclusion of your appointment. Conscious oral sedation, however, may take several hours or more before you feel yourself again. It is best if you are receiving oral sedation that you plan on taking the remainder of the day to go home and rest. Be sure to make arrangements ahead of time if you need to miss school or work, or have dependents at home that require your care.

Sedation Dentistry in Orange City

At Terry Soule, DDS, our motto is Trust & Satisfaction. We are committed to building a trusting relationship with each of our patients, and providing everyone with complete satisfaction whether you come in to see us for a simple dental cleaning, or are receiving extensive dental care.

To learn more about sedation dentistry or any of the other services that we offer, please call our office at (386) 775-1552 to schedule a consultation.

Terry Soule, DDS, welcomes patients of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City.