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Sedation Dentistry


If you are interested in sedation, please watch the video below which explains sedation and interviews patients who have gone through the sedation process.



Sedation Dentistry Ė You No Longer Have to Be Anxious

Patients no longer have to be anxious of the dentist. Getting the treatment you need can be done easily while you are totally relaxed and comfortable.

Oral sedation has many benefits that make getting your dentistry possible. Being sedated using oral medications means there are no IV needles. While you do not actually sleep during treatment, you will be sedated just enough to make you totally relaxed and at ease. One of the best parts is that by the next day, most people remember little-to-nothing of the time they spent in the dental chair. Gone are memories of the sights, sounds, and smells of the office that are often so traumatizing.

With sedation dentistry, time seems to pass very quickly so hours feel like minutes. Itís a great option if you need a large amount of dental care completed at one time. Oral sedation enables your dentist to work more efficiently and complete more treatment in fewer visits, reducing four or five appointments to just one or two.

Many dental procedures can be completed with the help of sedation dentistry, including crown work, routine extractions, dentures, filling cavities, gum care, tooth whitening, bonding, hygiene, even root canals! It IS possible for you to smile with confidence.

Treatment

After you have completed a new patient exam and health history, we will schedule a consultation with you and Dr. Droege where you will decide on a treatment plan thatís right for you. He will select the best oral sedation medications and protocol to meet your individual needs. Sometimes a pill is given to take the night before the appointment and/or one hour prior. You will arrive (with your companion) at the office already feeling relaxed, maybe even drowsy. Once there, Dr. Droege will decide whether or not to administer more medication.

Since the purpose of oral sedation dentistry is to make you as comfortable as possible, youíll be encouraged to come to your appointment wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Youíll be covered in a thick, warm blanket to relax with while youíre waiting for treatment to begin.

Who Can Benefit From Oral Sedation Dentistry?

People who have:

high anxiety about seeing a dentist a history of traumatic dental experiences difficulty getting numb very sensitive teeth a need to have more dentistry completed in fewer visits a bad gag reflex

And people who:

hate needles (oral sedation uses pills, not an IV needle) donít do well with the sights, sounds, and smells associated with dental treatment are embarrassed about the amount of dental work that may be required

Common Questions:

Q. Will I be unconscious? A. No, but you will be completely relaxed and comfortable.

Q. Will I be monitored? A. Yes, at all times. Your vital signs will be taken throughout the appointment and you will be monitored closely. One of our team members will always be with you.

Q. Will someone need to accompany me to my appointment? A. Yes, you will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment.

Q. How long will I remain sedated after my appointment? A. Each personís recovery time is different based on the medications and dosages that are used. You should plan on relaxing and taking it easy for the remainder of the day after your appointment and have your companion stay with your until you are fully recovered.

If you are considering Sedation Dentistry and want to know more from patients who have had Sedation done, please click here to read some testimonials from our patients.
 
 

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Dr. Droege and his entire staff of Breese Dental Care are kind and caring people who put me entirely at ease and eliminated my fear of going to the dentist. After my last check-up, I heard,
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