Sedation Dentistry

Now you can "sleep" your appointments away in blissful comfort!

Sedation Dentistry: Change Your Teeth - Pain Free and Anxiety Free

If you are afraid to go to the dentist . . . now you can finally relax. Sedation dentistry can change your life for the better! Sedation medication in combination with nitrous oxide and oxygen during a dental procedure makes it possible to be totally relaxed during your treatment

Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry, you’ll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.

You will be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were snoozing. You will "wake up" refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished.

Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatment in one or two visits. We can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten stained or yellowed teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.

Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say; "Sedation dentistry changed my life."

Conscious Sedation Dentistry, Dental Anxiety and Its Management

All too frequently, a planned visit to the dentist is looked on with a degree of dread and foreboding. This is referred to as dental anxiety, or in more severe cases, dental phobia.

Dental phobia is a severe fear of dental treatment that, over time, causes loss of teeth because of the patients’ inability to get the care they need. The heart of the matter is that dental phobia can rob patients of their self-esteem, as they become embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth and gradually withdraw from friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances.

Once the sedation dentist is aware of the patient’s dental anxiety and fears, there are several ways in which those patients can be helped to receive all necessary care without fear and without pain.

The Sedation Appointment - Before and After

In this office, we will prescribe a sedative drug to be taken by mouth prior to the planned treatment. If the individual has an even greater degree of dental anxiety, the doctor may prescribe an oral conscious sedative to be taken at home - one hour prior to bedtime the evening before the appointment.

Because the initial sedative medication has been administered at home, it is IMPERATIVE THAT THE PATIENT NOT DRIVE A CAR TO OR FROM THE APPOINTMENT. Patients receiving oral conscious sedation are NOT permitted to drive a car or operate a motor vehicle for 24 hours following their treatment.  Please have a friend or relative come with you to the appointment and drive you home.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call the office.  One of us will be pleased to help you.