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If you're afraid to go to the dentist, you're at the right place. We can take care of your dental needs with no discomfort at all. With sedation dentistry, you'll feel like you slept through your appointments. You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were asleep. You'll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years' worth of dental treatments in one or two visits. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
You are given a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted to the comfort room and covered with a thick, warm blanket. You will be placed on a monitor so that we can watch your vital signs. You may be asked to take an additional pill, depending upon how sleepy you are. After you are comfortable, we will take care of your dental needs. When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
It is safe! You take a small pill prior to your treatment - there are no intravenous tubes or needles. Complex dental treatments that usually require up to eight appointments can be completed in a little as one or two appointments. People who have difficulty getting numb find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem. Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
Good candidates for oral sedation are people who:
* have a high fear level
* have had traumatic dental experiences
* have difficulty getting numb
* experience a severe gag reflex
* have very sensitive teeth
* have complex dental problems
* have limited time to complete dental care
* hate needles and shots
* hate the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dentistry
* are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will I feel pain?
No, you won't.
2. Will I be unconscious?
No. you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
3. Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team members is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
4. How long will I be asleep?
Depending upon your needs, from two to six hours.
5. Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Dr. Endre Selmeczy, D.M.D.