Dreading the dentist because of your fear of pain? Or how about because you don’t want to spend hours in the chair? If so, sedation may be a good option for you. Sedation can put even the most fearful patient at ease during a dental appointment. Most patients who have dental work using sedation do not recall the experience, and sedation allows us to resolve most dental issues in just a few visits while you are in a deep, relaxed state.
Oral conscious sedation
Patients 16 years or older who are in good general health are candidates for oral conscious sedation. Here’s how it works:
- One hour before your dental procedure you take an oral sedative.
- A friend or family member drives you to our office.
- Dr. Alouf monitors your state of sedation and gives more sedative if necessary
- Your dental work then completed while you rest comfortably
- A friend or family member drives you home
It’s just that easy! We can use oral conscious sedation during nearly all routine dental work, periodontal therapy, placement of dental implants, placement of crowns and bridges and extractions.
We also offer full IV sedation administered in our office by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, who will monitor you throughout your dental treatment.
Call us for a consultation and more information about the types of sedation available to you!
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients well is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.