Sedation

I would like you to picture the following scene in your mind's eye. You are gently resting your head on a soft pillow, and your eyes are closed. You are completely relaxed and about to drift off into a very comfortable and restful nap. When your visit is complete you feel energized and rested and you smile. You look in the mirror and see the new beautiful smile that you always wanted. You also have the comforting knowledge that all of your dental care had been completed and you are now able to practice prevention and wellness when it comes to your dental care.

You have just visualized the experience you can have if you have our dental care done while you are sedated. Thousands of people are now choosing safe oral sedation when it comes to their dental care.

Everyone can now know that all of his or her dental care will be restful and relaxing. There is such a good feeling knowing that there is a safe and comfortable way to have your dental care no matter what kind of anxiety your situation has caused you in the past. Now, thanks to our safe oral sedation, all of your dental visits can be relaxing and comfortable! Statistics tell us that out of the 265 million people in the USA, 145 million have serious anxiety about going to the dentist. If you've been putting off YEARS of dental work, our "One-Pill Conscious Sedation Dentistry" will change your life! When it comes to eliminating pain and anxiety, no other technique comes close!

Imagine being able to accomplish all your dental care in as little as one or two relaxing appointments. With no more anxiety! No discomfort during or after procedures –and no groggy feeling! And little or no memory of the treatment!

It doesn't matter whether it's been 5, 10, or 20 years since your last dental exam. We can help you! We completely understand your apprehensions about going to the dentist.

You no longer have to be afraid of anything when it comes to your dental care!! Now you can enjoy a younger, more vibrant smile, sparkling fresh breath, comfortable chewing and total confidence in your appearance. Welcome to a whole new world of comfort for dental patients. No more anxiety!

General Anesthesia

Also called sleep dentistry, general anesthesia can relieve pain and anxiety by making a patient unconscious during dental procedures.  For patients with intense dental fear or those who need major dental procedures, sleep dentistry presents an option that is both comfortable and practical.

If you and the dentist determine that your case is right for sleep dentistry, the dentist may use oral medication or IV sedation.  Sleep dentistry has helped many patients overcome the barriers created by profound anxieties about dental procedures that stand in the way of optimal oral health.

Oral Conscious Sedation

To relieve the very real and often debilitating anxiety associated with dental phobia, we also  offer oral conscious sedation, known as sedation dentistry. Patients who feel stressed about dental work, as well as those who need multiple procedures performed in one visit, benefit from conscious sedation.

The procedure involves taking an oral sedative prior to your visit, then receiving nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to supplement the sedative's effects. Your vital signs and comfort level are keenly monitored throughout your visit.

Nitrous Oxide and how does it work?

Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its pain blocking and reducing effects. It is known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it.  The administration of nitrous oxide is used to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages.  The gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) is inhaled through a face mask.  The amount of gas that you receive is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide decrease once the mask is removed, such that if the gas is the only anesthesia that you receive, you will very likely be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

IV Conscious Sedation

While IV sedation can be used for general anesthesia (to induce a state of unconsciousness), it can also be used for conscious sedation.  This type of sedation induces an altered state of consciousness, also known as a “twilight” state, which is a groggy state of mind and a relaxed body.  This form of sedation minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives. Patients who receive conscious sedation usually are able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to the dentist.   While you are under the effects of the drug, the dentist can perform your dental work, and you will remain comfortable. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.  After your procedure(s), you will need a ride home from the dental office. The following day, the sedative will clear the body so that you can resume daily activities.