Twilight sedation dentistry is a form of IV sedation designed to help patients feel relaxed during treatment at the dentist. Qualified dentists use it to help patients stay calm and relaxed during treatment. Twilight sedation dentistry isn’t restricted to just any form of treatment. It can be administered for any treatment, and the amount you’ll be sedated will be determined before your appointment begins.
If your appointment is due and you’re seeking to use twilight sedation dentistry, there are likely to be many questions that you want answers to before moving forward with your appointment.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions of twilight sedation dentistry.
Will Twilight Sedation Put Me To Sleep?
During the procedure, you will continue to be conscious of treatment so that you can still respond to any requests from the dentist during treatment, such as opening and closing your mouth. Whilst you’ll be conscious, you’ll be in a lazy-like relaxed state. There may be a chance you’ll fall asleep, but the end objective is to ensure you feel next to nothing whilst the dentist gets to work on your smile.
Is Twilight Sedation Safe?
Twilight sedation is safe if you’re fit for its use. Twilight sedation isn’t a one-fit-for-all type of treatment. For example, the dentist may not recommend twilight sedation if you have a high body mass index (BMI), hypertension or are pregnant. Any medication allergies you have will also mean twilight sedation isn’t considered.
What Happens After Treatment?
Twilight sedation will require a certain amount of sleep sedatives which can take a few hours to wear off. It is recommended that you take the rest of the day off after treatment unless you’ve tooth extraction treatment which will require multiple days of rest. You will eventually begin to feel alert, but let the medication wear off fully and maintain rest until the next day.
Does Twilight Sedation Cost?
The dentist will provide a treatment plan depending on the treatment you need, and you’ll be able to discuss everything about it, such as duration and costs. The dentist will provide an estimation of this first. Twilight sedation is likely to be factored in as part of the overall treatment cost.
Can Twilight Sedation Be Used For Any Treatments?
The answer to this is yes! Whether it’s a dental clean, a small filling or as large as a root canal, if you need sedation to help you get through treatment, the dentist can administer this safely.
How Do I Request Sedation Dentistry?
If you have an appointment, consult your dentist to determine if sedation dentistry can be administered for treatment. The dentist may present different sedation options, and you can discuss which one is right for you.
Twilight sedation is a safe and gentle option to help you feel consciously relaxed during treatment. If you’re seeking support with your up and coming appointment, consult your dentist and have a chat.