Sedation Dentistry Means Dental Care in Complete Comfort
We understand that some patients have had traumatic experiences during dental care. Some tools, sounds, and smells make it a terrifying experience for the dentally challenged. Now we can change all the fear into a calm and anxiety-free dental experience. Our full range of sedation dentistry options can make your visits actually easy for you.
A Full Range of Sedation Dentistry Options
Our practice is one of the few in the state that is qualified to administer both oral sedation and IV sedation. We also use nitrous oxide or laughing gas, when only lighter sedation is needed.
Our doctors are certified to personally administer IV sedation, which makes this a very affordable option for you. IV sedation will provide you with the highest level of sedation and with the quickest time to take effect. It allows us to have more control over the level of your sedation. With this method most people won’t remember their procedure and time seems to fly by. An hour appointment will literally seem like two minutes. The medication is administered directly into the bloodstream, producing deep sedation and an unawareness of the procedure. The level of sedation is very accurate and safe, and you’ll have no memory of your visit. The technique can be used for long appointments that involve more extensive dental work, as well as to alleviate the concerns of fearful patients.
If you prefer a lighter level of sedation, we offer an oral conscious sedation option. You simply take a pill an hour before your appointment. As you sit in the dental chair, you gradually reach a very relaxed level of sedation, but can still respond to any questions the doctor may ask. Throughout the procedure, your vital signs are monitored. And when your work is completed, you have a friend or family member drive you home. In about an hour, you will be back to normal.
Some people have a greater fear of being “knocked out.” It is important to know you are not completely “put under,” like you would be for surgery. You are sedated just enough to forget the procedure, but still maintain control of perception of what is going on around you. This type of sedation relieves you of stress and lets you feel comfortable about the work being performed.
It is our goal to have you comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment.