Dentistry, or "Sleep" Dentistry, is able to reach out
and provide needed dental care to those who otherwise would not
along with key members of the dental team, received extensive training
from the world's leading Sedation Dentistry specialists.
We recognize that there are many reasons why 50% of the U.S. population
do not receive dental care, but two of the most common reasons are:
- Extreme anxiety
- No time for multiple appointments
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. You are given a small pill to make
you snooze through your dental appointment. 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.
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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
- Are afraid of needles
- Have sensitive teeth
- Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care
- Simply do not have the time for multiple visits
Sedation Dentistry is only for adult patients. Dr. Sells
will schedule a consultation appointment first to answer any questions
and screen for any medical reasons you may not be eligible for Sedation
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to Expect at a Sedation Dentistry Appointment.
You will take a small pill approximately 1 hour prior to arriving
at our office. You will need to have a companion drive you to the
office since you will not be able to drive yourself. By the time
you arrive at the office, you will feel very drowsy.
You will be escorted by our staff to a comfortable chair and a
small electronic sensor will be placed on your fingertip. This sensor
allows us to monitor your vital signs during the entire procedure.
When you are snoozing comfortably, Dr. Sells
will begin your dental care. When the Doctor is finished with your
treatment, your companion will drive you home. You probably will
not even remember being at our office.
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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.
I have an IV?
No tubes or needles are necessary for the sedation. You just
simply swallow a pill.
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.
there an age limit?
Sedation Dentistry is recommended for adults age 18 to 80,
but a careful screening will be performed, during the consultation
phase, for any medical conditions that may prevent you from
being a candidate.
I feel anything?
No, you will feel no discomfort.
long will I be snoozing?
You will be sedated for 2 to 8 hours, depending on your dental
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