Sedation Services allow the doctor to potentially perform multiple procedures in a single visit. You’ll have your work completed in a minimum number of visits, while have little to no, recollection of the actual event.
Dr. Vu and Dr. Madej offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation to calm nerves and patient anxiety. Both sedation methods provide safe, effective results for a positive, comfortable experience.
Often called "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask during dental procedures. You’ll experience a warm, comfy feeling. Because the effects of nitrous diminish almost immediately after removal of the mask, you can return to your normal routine immediately following your dental appointment.
A sedative taken prior to your dental visit calms your nerves and creates a sense of complete calm. You’ll feel relaxed, but you’ll remain in complete control at all times, able to voice your needs and requests to the doctor and team. Oral sedation wears off gradually and leaves patients with no memory of treatment details.
Did you know that fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias people face? Dental anxiety is definitely something that we are novice to, and we recognize the fact that we need to help our patients feel as calm and relaxed as possible. Unfortunately, having a fear of the dentist can prevent people for having their much needed dental work done. If you let all of your dental issues be left unattended, it may lead to a much more serious problem in the long run.
Though we do offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation as part of our sedation dentistry, we are able to make even the most worrisome of people more comfortable with IV sedation. IV, or intravenous, sedation is the form of sedation where we administer the sedative though your vein, and the amount of sedation depends on your anxiety level.
It is important not to eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your dental work. An exception can be made if you have to take other medications, or otherwise advised by Drs. Vu or Madej. When we administer the sedation, you will begin to feel extremely relaxed. Patients remain conscious, allowing you to be responsive should our doctors need to ask you a question. Because your safety and well being are our top concern, we monitor your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. Once the procedure is done, we will remove the IV and let you sit and relax. You will need to have someone you trust drive you home, as you will still be woozy.
People who have fears about going to the dentist are not the only ones who benefit from IV sedation. People who suffer from TMJ, have a sensitive gag reflex, or any other neuromuscular afflictions have found relief with this form of sedation. If you have any questions on how IV sedation can help cater to your particular issue, call our office, and we will be glad to help!