Sedation Dentistry is a wonderful new aspect of modern dental care, practiced by highly trained doctors who can help patients to virtually sleep through their procedures. This treatment option can help those with dental fears, turn multiple appointments into a single visit, and even help patients who have difficulty with conventional anesthesia. It’s an option for many patients – ask the doctors about incorporating “sleep dentistry” into your next appointment.
Patients simply take a little pill prior to treatment, leaving them completely relaxed and extremely comfortable. Our team monitors your vital signs constantly and you are never left alone. You will still be awake enough to respond to the doctor, but will essentially sleep though the entire appointment. Due to the pleasantly relaxing effects of the medication, you should have someone drive you to and from the appointment.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is a “deep conscious sedation” whereby the medication is administered directly into a patient’s bloodstream. This type of sedation is not as commonly available as other sedation techniques; Dr. Mohtashami has received specialized advance training and is certified by the state Board of Dental Examiners as a specialist IV sedation dentist.
IV sedation is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe anxiety issues. The patient’s heart rate, breathing and blood pressure are closely monitored during their visit, and when the procedure is completed, patients who choose IV sedation are asked to have a friend or family member drive them home.
There are many advantages of IV sedation, including:
Will I feel anything?
“Sleep dentistry” dramatically reduces the body’s natural tendency to tense muscles while stressed, helping you to feel relaxed and at ease. Dental anesthetics are more effective while the body is relaxed, practically eliminating any concerns about discomfort during treatment. Your postoperative discomfort can be treated with simple over the counter medications such as Aleve or Tylenol.
Who can benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
All sorts of patients can benefit, do you:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, click here to ask us about “sleep dentistry” and set up your next appointment.