Are you a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?
If you have any of the following:
then yes, you are a candidate!
If you hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care and offices and you cant block them out (even in an office with as many comfortable distractions as ours such as candles and fresh baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies), then you may want to experience twilight sleep while we do the work.
Recent research has indicated that the number one reason adults postpone needed dental care was fear! That's right, not time, not money, but fear! Yet dental decay and periodontal disease do not take exceptions!
Sedation dentistry has several forms, so let's get these straight first.
Conscious sedation involves the use of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. We talk more about that here.
Oral sedation involves taking a pill to help control anxiety. This is also discussed on the relaxation dentistry page.
Finally, IV sedation is what we will discuss below this. It is the deepest of all three, and both Dr. Smith and Dr. Roy are very comfortable working with each of these.
We work closely with an excellent dentist anesthesiologist with 20+ years of professional experience. He makes sure that you have a pleasant experience!
How Sedation Works
With safe and proven techniques, patients receive sedative drugs which work rapidly to create a relaxed state that is maintained and monitored throughout treatment. Beyond creating an optimal environment for you, the patient, dentistry with IV Sadation also allows us to complete multiple procedures in one appointment..
An IV is started by the anesthesiologist allowing all medications for relaxation to enter your body. You will not remember or be aware of any procedures or especially getting numb. You breathe on your own. This is not like the hospital anesthesia where a machine breathes for you.
Well, what do you think?
Will I feel any pain?
How long will I be relaxing?
Will someone need to accompany me?
Will I be monitored?
Is IV Sedation safe?
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