I.V. Sedation Dentistry is able to reach out and provide needed dental care to those who otherwise would not receive it.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry bridges the gap between new technology and patient comfort. After an initial consultation, your Sedation Dentistry appointment will be scheduled. Even though you are not technically asleep, our patients describe the experience as seeming to be asleep. You will have little or no memory of the appointment. You will not even remember any sounds or smells.
With Sedation Dentistry, you will find that your treatment is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought possible. You will be drowsy and unaware of the time passing by. During the entire appointment you will be monitored continually by our specially trained team of professionals.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is especially useful for adult patients who:
- Have high anxiety about dental visits
- Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Have TMJ troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended periods
- Have sensitive teeth
- Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care
- Simply do not have the time for multiple visits
Dr. Gresla will schedule a consultation appointment first to answer any questions and screen for any medical reasons you may not be eligible for Sedation Dentistry.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be very relaxed, but you will be able to respond. You will probably not, however, remember any of your visit.
Does my companion have to stay at the office?
Your companion must drive you to our office for your appointment and return you home afterwards. During the actual procedure, your companion is free to stay, or leave and come back to pick you up at the end of the procedure.
Will I feel anything?
No, you will feel no discomfort.
How long will I be sedated?
You will be sedated for 2 to 8 hours, depending on your dental care needs.