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What is Sedation Dentistry?

The use of a Sedative drug to keep a patient calm throughout a dental procedure. Many patients do not need a sedatives to remain calm during dental appointments. Others will need “Sedation” for all dental procedures including dental cleanings. We provide:

  1. Full IV Sedation
  2. Oral Sedation
  3. Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Do you remember having a traumatic experience in the dentist’s chair that made you afraid of the dentist forever? Statistics show that roughly 15% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. It is more serious than just a pair of sweaty palms – it’s a paralyzing fear of dentists or dental treatment.

Eventually there comes a point where you will need to cope with your dental phobia. Modern dentistry offers what is called Sedation Dentistry. By definition, sedation dentistry is the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax the patient prior to and during a dental appointment. It serves to ease the patients with dental anxiety so that they can continue their routine dental care.

People Who Can Benefit from Full IV Sedation Dentistry:

  • Severe Dental Anxiety
  • Claustrophobia
  • Gag Reflex
  • Difficulty Getting Numb
  • Special Needs
  • The need for several dental procedures

Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Nowadays, the sedation procedure is operated with state-of-the-art tools and options that make treatments not just tolerable, but also comfortable and Safe. Patients of all ages feel no discomfort whatsoever during and after treatment. It is dental relaxation at its finest.

Are doctors certified for Sleep Dentistry?

Absolutely. Doctors must receive their [certification] in order to conduct a sedative treatment. Yes we are certified through an IV Sedation Dentistry Residency and the Maryland State Board of Examiners.

How popular is Anxiety Free Dentistry?

Anxiety Free Dentistry protocols have been used safely for over 30 years with millions of dental procedures. Roughly only 5% of all patients will choose or really need sedation services at some point. Remember though, more than 80% of Americans do not suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, which is why patients may resort to Sleep Dentistry in the first place.

How does Sedation Dentistry work?

  • Before beginning any procedures, your medical history will be reviewed and a doctor will explain how sedation and sleep dentistry works.
  • Prior to your dental care appointment, you will be able to choose what treatment option you want to undergo. We offer IV Sedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • On the day of your appointment, you’ll take a medication that makes you relaxed and comfortable.
  • Once the procedure and sedation is about to begin, your vital signs will be monitored very closely.
  • Although you are not completely unconscious, many patients sleep through their dental appointment and a few patients even have no memory of their treatment. Many patients claim it is the best sleep they’ve ever had.
  • Due to the relaxing effects of both oral and IV medication, you will be required to have a friend or family member bring you to the dental office and take you home following your appointment.

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