Sedation Dentistry in Tucson, AZ

Artistic Dentistry offers a few different choices for dental sedation, and our team would be happy to work with you to find the best option for you and your treatment plan. Patient safety is always our top priority, so before we make any recommendations for dental sedation, our team will go over your medical history as well as your current health status to ensure that our sedation services are always safe and effective. To learn more or schedule a visit with our team, please get in touch with our office!

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation does not render the patient unconscious but instead puts them into a foggy, dream-like state. Patients take prescribed medication at a specific time prior to their appointment so that the effects will begin working before their treatment begins. Patients can expect time to feel faster, their reflexes will be slower, and they tend to remember very little about their visit. However, patients who use oral sedation are still able to speak coherently and answer any questions that are asked.

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IV Sedation & Deep IV Sedation

IV sedation involves inserting a small needle into the back of the patient’s hand and starting an IV. Throughout the procedure, the amount of sedative that is administered can be controlled by our team. Deep IV sedation is stronger, and it puts patients into a controlled state of unconsciousness where they cannot speak or respond to questions. In both cases, patients are constantly monitored throughout treatment to ensure that they are receiving the proper amount of sedative and that their vital signs look good.

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Aftercare for Dental Sedation

Patients who receive oral sedation or IV sedation must always have a friend or family member wait in the lobby for the duration of their visit to drive them home afterward. Patients should return straight home after their visit and rest for the rest of the day. For the next 24 hours, the patient should avoid driving, consuming alcohol, or making any big decisions. Possible side effects of dental sedation include headache, dizziness, nausea, and they are usually mild. For questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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