Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation), also referred to as Dental Intravenous Anesthesia, or Twilight Sedation, for their dental treatment. This is what sets our practice apart from other dental practices.
IV Sedation helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed for you under IV sedation, if you so desire. It is designed to better enable you undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.
If you choose the option of IV Sedation, it is administered and monitored by our doctor, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility. Sedation dentistry is also a great option for the elderly, the disabled, or simply- the fearful.
Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful
Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag refluxes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.
If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! We are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way.
Sedation Dentistry for the Elderly
For elderly patients embarrassed or fearful of their current oral state, sedation dentistry provides the opportunity for our doctor to treat these conditions while the patient remains relaxed and unaware until awaking to an improved oral state.
Sedation Dentistry for the Disabled
Disabled patients may face added challenges in maintaining their oral health. Their disability may make it difficult to brush or floss regularly; they may also suffer a severe gag reflux, or dry mouth as a result of medication. Our doctor meets these challenges with sedation dentistry for the disabled. He is skilled in anesthesia for special-needs patients, and can ease the fear associated with out-of-control oral hygiene with one visit.