It is common for patients to have anxiety or fear related to dental treatments. From our beginning, the team at ROC Perio has been committed to providing compassionate dental surgery services. Our goal is to make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We employ both traditional and new nontraditonial strategies. Please explore the options below!
Medications can be prescribed to relieve anxiety the night before to help you get a restful sleep. With another medication the morning of the procedure, you can achieve a level of sedation that makes you sleepy but still awake and relaxed with amnesia (possibly not remember much of the procedure the next day). This type of sedation requires you to have a driver to and from the appointment, and we recommend you do not drive the remainder of the day.
Inhalation sedation or “laughing gas” is another option for relaxation in the dental office and is used routinely for lighter sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation provides relaxation, reduced pain perception, and amnesia (not remembering the procedure the next day). This type of sedation is completely reversed at the end of the appointment allowing patients to resume their normal activities, including driving within a short period of time.
If you are highly phobic or anxious, we can arrange to have IV sedation in the office with a board-certified anesthesiologist (MD) and support team of nurses to ensure you have a safe and relaxed visit. Dr. Lowenguth firmly believes that her attention should be fully on the dental treatment and leave the sedation to medicalexperts with the proper training.
During IV sedation, the anesthesiologist will administer medication into your vein. Throughout your procedure, we will track your vitals through a sophisticated monitoring system. The medication induces a light level of sleep. You will not feel anything but will still be responsive. Many patients feel the greatest advantage of this type of sedation is they do not have any sense of time passing, and they do not have any recollection of the procedure. This is helpful in longer procedures.
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