We offer different types of sedation dentistry. These include administering oral sedation, in the form of a pill, and intravenous sedation to deliver a combination of drugs. All this depends on the needs of the patient. In this way the patient and the dentist are comfortable providing and receiving the best possible dental care.
You need someone to drive you to and from your appointment and the entire time you are here, we will closely monitor you to ensure your safety.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is given in the form of a pill that will be called into your pharmacy before your procedure. Oral conscious sedation does not “knock you out” like some other forms of anesthesia. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part, or all, of your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe and easy. It is much less expensive than other forms of sedation, and you will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure. As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. You will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation for your safety.
IV sedation is very safe and easy and is recommended for moderate to severe anxiety. Medication is given right into your bloodstream and it works quickly and effectively. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part or all of your procedure afterwards.
As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. The benefit of IV sedation is that the level of medication can be adjusted during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Your heart rate and breathing are monitored very closely while you are being medicated because your safety is our number one concern.