Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Affordable Waco Dentistry Sedation When I discuss sedation dentistry with new patients, I encounter many misconceptions. The purpose of today’s dentistry article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

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

Some nervous dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

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 Texas dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Texas dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Cosmetic dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Steven T. Cutbirth DDS meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Texas dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Steven T. Cutbirth DDS at or 254-772-5420 today to schedule a sedation consultation.

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1613 Lake Success Dr
Waco, Texas