Sedation

There is a spectrum of sedation you may choose from depending on your needs. Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, should not be confused with oral sedation. Many dentists advertise sleep dentistry using a pill, but actually only provide anxiety reduction. The patient never actually falls asleep.

For patients with strong anxiety or dental phobia, Sedation Dental Center can give medication intravenously, rendering the patient unconscious. The patient falls asleep and does not remember any part of the procedure. This form of sedation is delivered through an IV, and can be tailored to the patients specific needs.

Prior to your anesthesia, Dr. DeLisle will review your medical history, and order any labs, tests, or EKG that may be necessary. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss the type of anesthesia being given. Patients should be cautious when searching out sedation dentistry.  Not all dentists have equal training in anesthesiology.  Dr. Delisle is Board certified by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology, and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

After the dental appointment is over, the patient will be transported to the recovery room. In the recovery room, the patient is attached to the vital signs monitor to ensure a safe recovery process. Only after the patient is alert and vital signs are stable will the patient be discharged to go home. As a patient of Sedation Dental Center, you will have access to Dr. Delisle anytime of the day via his cell phone.

Sedation Dentistry in San Diego

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