What is Sleep Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is a broad and often confusing term that includes any type of sedation used in dentistry. The two types of sedation available are conscious sedation (awake) and unconscious sedation (asleep).
Conscious sedation dentistry involves using oral pills or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which will make you feel drowsy but should not put you to sleep.There are many difficulties with this method.
Unconscious sedation dentistry involves the use of I.V. sedation or general anesthesia which produces RESTFUL sleep during which you will be free of pain and fear. You will have the "best sleep" ever and have no memory of the procedure.