Everyone can benefit from Sedation and Sleep Dentistry. Over 35 million Americans have some level of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. But for many, it is more than being afraid. Some of our patients have had a traumatic experience in a dental chair; others come from a painful past. But regardless of your personal history, we are here to help. We understand that your fears may have kept you from a dentist, but there is no need to feel embarrassed. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you and encourage you so that you can have the confidence a beautiful smile can bring.
We Treat many people with unique reasons as to why they fear dentistry. Some being physically or mentally challenged patients requiring special medical and dental treatments. Others are children who need dental care or patients suffering from anxiety and phobias related to dentistry. Lastly, we see time-constrained executives who need all their dental care performed in a single visit. Whatever the reason you may need sedation or sleep dentistry we are here to make your visit peaceful.
Oral Sedation Dentistry protocols have been used safely for over 30 years with millions of dental procedures. Before starting any treatments, your doctor will review your medical history and explain how Sedation Dentistry can work for you. Our dentists want you to feel good about going forward towards a healthy, new smile.
Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards. You'll receive just enough sedation so that you'll be completely unaware of the treatment, as you would if you were asleep. At the end of the treatment, you'll have little or no memory of your dental visit. You will feel just fine. For your safety, we do require that you have a family member or friend drive you home. We'll review your insurance coverage and, if necessary, make financial arrangements to insure you get the dental care you need. Before starting any treatment, we review your medical history, and we monitor you very closely while you're under sedation.
We are one of only a handful of dental practices in the United States that routinely performs full-mouth rehabilitation using the full array of Sedation and Sleep Dentistry (including general anesthesia) - with many years of proven success. We understand your fears, anxieties and medical needs. Our treatment includes:
- Injections you cannot see or feel
- Oral medications
- Intravenous sedation administered and monitored by anesthesiologists
- General anesthesia administered by anesthesiologists
Candidates for this procedure are patients who have high fear of visiting the dentist, had traumatic dental experiences, difficulty getting numb, a bad gag reflex, very sensitive teeth, limited time to complete their dental care, complex dental problems or if you are a person who hates needles and shots, hates noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care or are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth.
Imagine not being afraid to go to the dentist. Imagine being able to accomplish all your dental care in as little as one appointment. This is what Sedation Dentistry can do for you. You'll be able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. If you've been putting off years of dental work, Sedation Dentistry can change your life.