Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option used in modern dentistry, practiced by highly trained doctors who can help a patient to virtually sleep through their procedures. This treatment option can help those with dental fears, turn multiple appointments into a single visit, and even help patients who have difficulty with conventional local anesthesia. It’s a wonderful option for so many patients – ask us about incorporating this into your next appointment. We utilize both oral and intravenous sedation in our practice.
For intravenous sedation, a board certified anesthesiologist comes into our office with all his anesthesia equipment to perform outpatient IV sedation.
Who can benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
All sorts of patients can benefit! Do you…
Have excess fears about dental appointments?
Have difficulty achieving sufficient numbness?
Have a strong gag reflex?
Have highly sensitive teeth?
Dislike the noises and smells associated with the dental office?
Hate needles and shots?
Have complex dental problems that will otherwise take several visits to complete?
Wish to have a comprehensive smile redesign?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask us about sedation for your next appointment!
How does it work?
For oral sedation, patients take prescribed oral medication prior to treatment, leaving them relaxed and extremely comfortable. Our team monitors your vital signs constantly and you are never left alone. You will still be awake enough to respond to the doctor, but will be much more comfortable for treatment. You should have someone drive you to and from the appointment.
For intravenous (IV) sedation, a board certified anesthesiologist will review patient medical history, consult with their physician if necessary, and completely manage the anesthesia care. IV sedation gives the ultimate in safety and control when needed for dental care. You should have someone drive you to and from the appointment.
Will I feel anything?
Sedation dramatically reduces the body’s natural tendency to tense muscles while stressed, helping you to feel relaxed and at ease. Dental anesthetics are more effective while the body is relaxed, eliminating most of your concerns about discomfort during treatment. We will prescribe medicines appropriate to your situation for postoperative discomfort.