How does Sedation Dentistry work?

Information about sedation dental care

You are given a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy.

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Bookout and the experienced clinical team at Joel F Bookout DDS PC will take care of your dental needs.

When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

Facts About Sedation Dentistry

It Really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.

It Is Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.

You will have little or no memory of the experience. You probably won't remember any sounds or smells.

You will relax for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you relax.

People who have difficulty getting numb will find that relax dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

Commonly Asked Questions

Sedation Dentistry questions and answers

-Will I feel any pain?

-No. You will feel nothing!

-Will I be unconscious?

-No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

-How long will I be relaxing?

-Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

-Will someone need to accompany me?

-Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

Who is a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

People who have . . .

High fear

Traumatic dental experiences

Difficulty getting numb

A bad gag reflex

Very sensitive teeth

Complex dental problems

Limited time to complete dental care

People who . . .

Hate needles and shots

Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care

Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth

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Joel F. Bookout, D.D.S, PC
4141 Ringgold Road
PO Box 9373
Chattanooga, TN 37412
General Info: (423) 698-3607