Is Sleep Dentistry Right for Me?

Sleep dentistry is the name that is sometimes used for sedation dentistry. It’s a bit of a misnomer–you’re never really asleep–you are just in a very relaxed state. You are generally aware of your surroundings and able to respond to requests. However, because you are relaxed, your dental anxiety and sensations of discomfort are reduced. Sleep dentistry may be right for you if: You suffer from dental anxiety You have a hard time getting numb with local anesthesia You get a sore jaw from holding your mouth open during longer procedures You have a strong gag reflex If any of …