Sedation


If you are one of many patients that are nervous when it comes o dental treatment, then a form of sedation maybe for you. We offer sedation to not only the fearful, but regularly, to patients who are undergoing lengthy procedures in order to provide the utmost comfort in mind.

 

 

Types of Sedation

 

  1. Nitrous Oxide - Also known as "laughing gas", Nitrous Oxide sedation is a very effective way to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during a procedure. It is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly.
     

  2. Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is a wonderful option as it allows the patient to be comfortably sedated through an entire dental procedure visit using just a small pill. You will feel very relaxed and sleepy throughout the treatment. Many patients fall into a light sleep, and have little or no memory of the treatment afterward. This sedation is great for longer, more complicated procedures. The pill's effects can last a few hours, and side effects are rare. With oral conscious sedation, you are required to be driven home by a companion at the end of treatment.
     

  3. Intravenous or IV Conscious Sedation — Also known as "twilight" or "sleep" dentistry, you will be closely supervised by the doctor and a registered nurse. You will be in a state of extreme relaxation. Also, you will be able to respond to requests made by our doctor if needed. However you will have no memory of the procedure. This type of sedation is great for very fearful or nervous patients who want no recollection of the treatment. You would be required to be driven home by a companion at the end of treatment.
     

  4. Deep and/or General Anesthesia - This type of anesthesia is administered by our board certified anesthesiologist. You are "completely out" and monitored very closely by our professional team. Again, drugs are administered via intravenous and/or inhalation techniques. You would be required to be driven home by a companion at the end of treatment.

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