Sedation Dentistry for Dental Care in Complete Comfort
If you have had anxiety about treatment in the past, we have a solution to make it easy for you. With sedation dentistry, you can have all the necessary work performed without the fear.
By taking one pill an hour before your appointment, you will gradually progress into a deep level of sedation. You will be able to answer questions when asked, but you will not be aware of the work being done. Your vital signs are continually monitored during treatment, and when finished, someone will drive you home. In about an hour, you are back to normal.
Some patients have an even greater fear of being “knocked out.” You are not completely out as during surgery. The sedation is just enough so you are relieved of any anxiety because you do not feel anything but still maintain consciousness.
Conscious sedation works well for people who are very resistant to anesthesia – they simply do not get numb. Other patients can’t fit repeated visits into their schedules and need to take care of all their work in one visit. Conscious sedation makes it easy for these patients. We also offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for some patients to achieve their state of relaxation.
The STA System™
We are pleased to offer our patients the state-of-the-art STA anesthetic system. This computerized system lets the dentist administer anesthesia with precision. Only the tooth that needs work will become numb, rather than a larger area including your lip. In only one to two minutes, numbness will occur, rather than with the typical injection that takes between 8 to 12 minutes to take effect. The injection is pain-free and lasts as long as traditional anesthesia.