Sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Sleep dentistry typically refers to dental services provide while the patient is unconscious and is most often used during oral surgery. This level of sedation, similar to that used during surgical procedures, comes with some risks and is not necessary for routine general or cosmetic dental care.

Unlike sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry allows the patient to remain conscious during the procedure. However, while conscious and responsive, sedation dentistry produces a level of calm and comfort that make it very beneficial for addressing a host of issues. The best way to learn if sedation is the right choice for your needs is by discussing your concerns with Beaverton sedation dentist Dr. Michael Negru.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

The most common types of sedation dentistry are nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral medications. Often referred to as conscious oral sedation, medications administered prior to your procedure can help you feel completely relaxed even when being used for more severe anxiety. During your sedation dentistry consultation Dr. Negru will discuss your options and help you better understand which is right for you.

To schedule your consultation with our sedation dentist, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today. Dr. Negru serves Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, and all surrounding Oregon communities.