Am I a Candidate for Sleep Dentistry?

Miami and Coral Gables, Florida

If you are considering sleep dentistry, a common name for sedation dentistry, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for the procedure. Sleep dentistry is good for people with dental anxiety, who are not allergic to the sedatives used, and who are able to plan appropriately for their procedure.

This page contains some basic information on who is a good candidate for sleep dentistry, but the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to talk to a dentist. To schedule an appointment, please call 877-605-5677 or email Miami Designer Smiles today.

Who Benefits from Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, is recommended for patients who have one or more of the following problems that impair dental treatment:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Jaw discomfort during long procedures
  • Difficulty getting numb

Health and Sleep Dentistry

In general, there are few health reasons that prevent a person from taking advantage of sleep dentistry. However, if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are allergic to sedatives
  • Have central nervous system depression
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have developed resistance to medications

you may not be a good candidate for sleep dentistry. Elevated blood pressure may also merit additional precautions.

Planning for Sleep Dentistry

Also important for sleep dentistry is the ability to plan and prepare for your procedure. This means:

  • Scheduling adequate time for an appointment
  • Arranging a ride home
  • Avoiding alcohol consumption before procedure

If you are able to do this, then you may be a good candidate for sleep dentistry.

To be evaluated for sleep dentistry candidacy, please contact Miami Designer Smiles for an appointment today. We are proud to serve the Miami and Coral Gables areas of Florida.