FAQs

I.V. SEDATION… WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

I.V. sedation is a proven clinical approach that has been used for years, allowing thousands of patients to receive the dental care they need (and might have otherwise avoided).

 

The Advance Dentistry team of doctors — which has amassed a combined total of 55 years of experience with I.V. sedation — is one of the leading providers of I.V. sedation treatment in the country.

 

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

 

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during I.V. sedation procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

 

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

 

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

 

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure. 

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

WILL I REMEMBER ANYTHING FROM MY I.V. SEDATION PROCEDURE?

Most patients wake up after their treatments with little to no memory of the procedure itself.

 

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

 

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during I.V. sedation procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

 

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

 

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

 

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structures that can't be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

HOW LONG WILL I BE SEDATED?

Depending on each patient's specific needs and treatment plan, an I.V. sedation procedure may last anywhere from half an hour to several hours.

 

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

 

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during I.V. sedation procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

 

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

 

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

 

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

 

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

I.V. SEDATION... HOW DOES IT WORK?

I.V. sedation allows patients to remain relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.

Much like the experience of having a minor medical procedure administered in an outpatient hospital setting, I.V. sedation lets patients complete their dental treatment while staying unaware of the sights and sounds of the procedure.

After the procedure is completed (as the patient gradually becomes more & more alert), the local anesthetic applied during the procedure allows the process to remain as comfortable as possible.

WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during I.V. sedation procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

I.V. SEDATION... WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

For most patients, the easiest way to understand I.V. sedation is to think in terms of other (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures — a colonoscopy, for instance.

If you’ve ever heard the term “twilight sleep” (though that is a much less specific, much more general term), that essentially points to the same type of experience that patients have during I.V. sedation procedures here at Advance Dentistry.

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

I.V. sedation... How is it DIFFERENT from general anesthesia?

Great question.

There are lots of differences.
But the easiest for lots of patients to remember is…

Breathing.

* In general anesthesia — the type of anesthesia used during longer surgeries, for instance — breathing must be supported by specific medical equipment.

* With our sedation — the type of sedation used in procedures here at Advance Dentistry — patients are able to breath entirely on their own. Blood pressure, likewise, remains within normal limits. As do heart rates.

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — patients gradually become more & more conscious during the hours following their respective procedures. Patients will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

Most will have little to no memory of the procedure itself.

NOTE:
You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities following your I.V. sedation procedure. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure. 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

After my I.V. sedation procedure... Do I need someone to drive me home?

Yes. You will need to have someone drive you home following your I.V. sedation procedure.

Just like with other outpatient procedures — colonoscopy, some LASIK surgeries, etc. — you will gradually become more & more conscious during the few hours following your procedure. You will not, however, be fully alert directly afterward.

You will be unable to drive a car, operate machinery, or execute similar activities. It is therefore important to plan on having someone drive you home following your procedure.

We've found that, for most patients, the easiest way to approach planning for an I.V. sedation procedure is to think in terms of those (perhaps more familiar) outpatient procedures mentioned above. 

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

How many visits will my treatment take?

Each patient is different.
Every patient’s treatment plan is unique to them.

One patient might require a procedure that’s relatively straightforward.
Another patient might require a sequence of procedures that are a bit more involved.

In general, though, the use of I.V. sedation allows our team to complete more during a single visit.
That, of course, can significantly decrease a patient's number of visits.

And for patients who experience some level of fear &or anxiety surrounding "visiting the dentist"...

That’s a pretty big deal. 

 

Want to learn more about the I.V. sedation experience?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

How much does I.V. sedation cost?

Great question.
The short answer...?

No one can tell you over the phone (or on a website) how much your treatment will be.
There are a thousand variables. And every single mouth — every single person, every dental history — is different.

Without seeing and fully examining your teeth and surrounding tissue, no doctor or dental professional can appropriately tell you what your specific needs are. 

That’s exactly why our first visit is free.

We want you to have the facts — the full information — and some clear options about your treatment paths forward.
Not some prefabricated estimate.

And — just as important — we don’t want you to have to worry about that initial exam.

It’s completely free.

 

Want to learn more about our FREE "New Patient" visit?
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THE FIRST VISIT... IT'S FREE?

Yep!

It's true....
1) Our initial” New Patient" visit is entirely free.

2) Our "New Patient” experience is a bit different from what you might have experienced before.

& That's entirely on purpose. 

DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT:

* Our team completes a full examination.

* Your doctor designs a treatment plan tailored exactly to you — your dental history, your goals.

* Our treatment coordinators then walk you through that treatment plan, carefully explaining each step.

* Lastly, your doctor sits down with you to answer any questions you might have. 

That full sequence of activities requires approximately 90 minutes.

 

Want to know more about our FREE First Visit?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009

WILL I HAVE A CLEANING DURING MY FIRST VISIT?

Great question.
Though we certainly do our best to honor that request, we can not guarantee that a cleaning can be scheduled during every patient's first visit.

HERE'S WHY:

When working with individuals who experience some level of dental anxiety, it's essential that we attain an accurate and up-to-date understanding of what that specific patient's current needs are.

Whether patients are wondering about I.V. sedation or another aspect of their treatment plan…
We want each & every individual to be fully equipped with all the information they need to feel comfortable and well informed about their treatment options.

For a large portion of our patients, moving directly into a cleaning during the first visit is not a plausible or productive approach. 

Other patients, however, would very much like to receive a cleaning within their first visit.

 

If you'd like to schedule a cleaning during your initial, "New Patient" visit...

Simply check with our team when scheduling. Availability will vary depending on the day & time, but we will do everything we can to honor that request.

 

Want to know more about our FREE First Visit?
GIVE US A CALL: 513-272-9009