Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Affordable Mechanicsville Dentistry SedationThe purpose of this dentistry article from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.

Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some insurers do cover sedation. Check with your provider for details about your benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. We ,eet all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association.

We have two types of sedation:

  • Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, it is safe and effective, takes effect quickly, and wears off quickly.
  • Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative before your appointment. It makes you sleepy, but you won’t sleep. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office.

Sedation dentistry from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is a boon to people with dental anxiety. People from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata have benefitted from it. We also offer general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact St. Mary’s Dental:


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28169 Old Village Rd
Mechanicsville, Maryland


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