Suppose you have dental surgery coming up. You probably have questions about what measures your dental professional will take to ensure the experience is pain-free. From wisdom teeth removal to getting dental implants to root canals, it's normal to have questions about what the surgery will entail. And it's quite common to wonder how much you will be aware of or able to feel. Fortunately, various sedation and anesthesia options are available to help make your dental visit and treatment more comfortable. From anesthetics that only numb the treatment area to others that help you sleep during your procedure, you've got options!
If your dental professional has told you that you will undergo deep sedation, you probably have many questions. These can include: How long will I be under? Will I feel anything? What is deep sedation? Let's go over the different sedation types, why you might need deep sedation, what it entails, and its pros and cons.
Deep sedation is a drug-induced depression of consciousness in which you cannot be easily aroused. Think of it as being on the brink of unconsciousness. It's the third tier of the three types of sedation used in dentistry.