Effective Sedation Dentistry Services

Restore your teeth to a dazzling shine without having to endure the stress involved with a trip to the dentist. The revolutionary new sedation dentistry offered by Pryor Family Dentistry & Associates, Aaron Pryor, DDS, puts your mind at ease while we work on your teeth. Contact us today to request more information.

Sedation dentistry is a term that refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment to put you into a relaxed, sleep-like state. Sedation dentistry is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time in the treatment chair. This method is also ideal if you exhibit dental phobia or have difficulty controlling your movements. Sedation dentistry is completely safe for both children and adults.

While sedation dentistry implies that you are unconscious during treatment, this is actually not the case. Some forms of sedation dentistry simply alleviate anxiety or put you into a sleep-like state. With sedation dentistry, you feel and remember very little about your dentistry procedure.

The perfect candidates for sedation dentistry include patients with a fear of needles, patients with dental anxiety, children who have a tendency to fidget, and patients who require complex treatment and would like us to perform all the necessary procedures in one single, pain-free visit.

Ask Dr. Pryor or a member of our staff about the numerous benefits of pain-free sedation dentistry.

Frequently-Asked Questions Regarding Sedations

  • Q. Will I really be totally relaxed with sedation dentistry?
    A. Your sedation dentist will administer just enough sedation so that you’ll be completely unaware of the treatment as if you were asleep.
  • Q. Will I remember anything after sedation dentistry?
    A. At the end of the procedure, you will have little or no memory of the procedure.
  • Q. Will I feel any pain during the dental procedure?
    A. Most patients experience no discomfort whatsoever during treatment; in fact, many patients feel quite refreshed afterward.
  • Q. What dental treatments can I have while under sedation?
    A. We are happy to sedate your for most of our procedures, including implants, dentures, cosmetic treatments, crowns, and gum surgery.
  • Q. Is sedation dentistry safe?
    A. We have abided by oral sedation dentistry protocols for more than 30 years. Sedation dentists review your medical history and monitor you closely while under sedation to avoid any unexpected complications.
  • Q. Will my dental insurance cover sedation dentistry?
    A. Dr. Pryor and his staff will review your coverage and, if necessary, make financial arrangements so you receive the care that you require.
  • Q. How long will I be asleep?
    A. Most dental procedures last from two to six hours. Operation times vary depending on the specific procedure we are performing.
  • Q. Will I need someone to accompany me to my appointment?
    A. Yes. Due to the effects of the sedation medication, you will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.