Types of Sedation and Services Offered

We offer general dentistry under all sedation options available; oral sedation, IV sedation, and in-house general anesthesia.

IV Sedation (Conscious Sedation)

For those patients who suffer from more advanced dental anxiety, or who are undergoing more advanced dental procedures, Sedation Dental offers IV sedation. This sedation dentistry technique is known as "deep conscious sedation," and can help patients with severe dental anxiety to receive the dental care they need. As such, even lengthy procedures can be performed without any discomfort to the patient, and a healthy smile can be reinstated in comfort.

General Anesthesia (Being "Put Completely to Sleep")

Many patients are apprehensive about their upcoming dental procedures. What might be regarded as a routine dental treatment to one patient, might not seem so routine to another patient. That is why sedative and general anesthetic drugs are utilized at our dental office, in order to sedate such nervous patients. This assists them in returning to their optimal oral health, while being at ease throughout the procedure.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation, which is a form of conscious sedation, (that is all body functions remain normal and intact), comes in the form of pill given to the patient. The level of anesthesia experienced by each patient is generally different due to the body weight, genetics, and previous drug history. Since the pill is swallowed, there is a time delay before the anesthesia takes effect.

The most common drug administered by dentists for oral sedation is Triazolam. Triazolam creates a deep sense of relaxation with amnesic effect allowing a patient to receive proper dental treatment without anxiety and pain.

Local Anesthesia

Often called "freezing", just like at your dentist office, is an anesthetic medication placed near the treatment site to numb the area. It does not alter your mood, awareness, or memory of the procedure, but it eliminates pain.

It is always used in conjunction with IV Sedation or General Anesthesia, and is often selected alone for short procedures, or those that cause very little discomfort.

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