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While we call it sleep dentistry, this is a bit of a ‘misnomer’. The field of dentistry gave sedation dentistry this name because our patients become so relaxed they often fall asleep. However, unlike general anesthesia, you are conscious and able to respond to verbal commands and requests from the dentist. You will also be able perform basic functions, such as going to the bathroom if needed. Almost every patient, even the most fear-stricken and anxious, sing the praises of the results of conscious sedation dentistry.
You will most likely not remember your procedure or have only fragments with none of the potential pain. This is why one of our slogans is: “Wake Up To A Brand New Smile!” …when we say it, we mean it!
Sedation Dentistry Patient Safety
Many patients worry about sleep dentistry and anesthesia because of the horror stories that have been circulating in the media. Reports of people who wake up during surgery and are unable to move, while feeling everything appear to be quite common, but that is not the case with sleep dentistry. We monitor your vital signs with a pulse oxymeter. This measures your blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
This way, we pace your procedure and make sure you are both comfortable and tolerating the surgery well. You are also responsive, so if you feel any pain or discomfort, please let us know and we can make adjustments or take a break to let you recover. Dr. Zadeh is also certified in cardiac event recovery. So if the unthinkable happens, he can assist you until help arrives. There are few places in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills that are better equipped and safer that Dr. Zadeh’s office for sedation dentistry.
It is also important to make arrangements following conscious sedation dentistry. You will be unfit to drive and sleepy for the rest of the day. We also understand that people sometimes forget to make arrangements or previous arrangements fall through. If necessary, we can call for a cab service or ride sharing service such as Lyft or Uber after your procedure to help make sure you get home or to your next destination safely.
It is also very important to get plenty of rest as your body needs time to heal after any surgery. For most, taking it easy the rest of the day and the next should be enough. Most patients can resume most basic day-to-day activities after 48 hours. We, however, generally recommend waiting about a week before you engage in any strenuous activities. Call our office today at (310) 273-2020 or email our appointment coordinator to schedule your appointment for a free, no obligation initial consultation and experience what it is like to get the dental experience you want and deserve. Here, you are the celebrity.