Sedation Dentistry Advantages and FAQ

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry:

  • Safe, effective way of relieving fear and anxiety associated with going to the dentist
  • Years of dentistry can be completed in one visit
  • Sleep soundly through your dental visit (with little or no memory of the visit)
  • No awareness of the sights, sounds, or smells of the dental office
  • Patients are breathing on their own and are not intubated
  • Patients with physical and/or mental handicaps can be treated
  • Patients with behavioral issues can be treated

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IV Sedation Dentistry is a great option for:

  • Patients who are fearful
  • Patients who have high anxiety
  • Patients who have anxiety keeping their mouths open for long periods
  • Patients who have a pronounced gag reflex
  • Patients with complex medical conditions
  • Patients who are physically and/or mentally compromised
  • Patients who have suffered traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • Patients who have extremely sensitive teeth
  • Patients who have difficulty getting numb
  • Patients who have had bad reactions to/with local anesthesia
  • Very long, extensive, or difficult procedures
  • Patients with time constraints — individuals who need to have multiple procedures completed in fewer visits

Commonly Asked Questions

How do the medications work?

The medications we use will allow you to be relaxed and comfortable; this is like having a minor medical procedure in an outpatient hospital setting. You will be unaware of the sights and sounds of the dental procedure. When you wake up, you will not be in pain because we also use a local anesthetic during the procedure.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes. Due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

How long will I be sedated?

Depending on your needs and treatment, from half an hour to several hours.

Is IV sedation dentistry safe?

Yes. Our Doctors will review your medical history and review your regular medicines and consult with your physician, if necessary. You will always have two staff members monitoring you closely throughout the procedure. You are never alone. Our team has extensive and continuous training in CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support so you are safely monitored at all times throughout your procedure.

Will it hurt?

No. You will still be numb and you will feel nothing!

Additional Questions?
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"My entire visit was great. Before sedation dentistry I dreaded going to the dentist, but just knowing that sedation is an option, takes away all the fear and dread. You guys rock!"

- Sheila S.

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