Sedation Dentistry

Smile Strategies™ - Sedation Options

Our patient-centered practice means our main emphasis is NOT on our equipment, new facility, staff, nor squeezing in a few more appointments! Our focus is on you. Our aim is to have you satisfied and smiling after your visit. Smiling patients are at the heart of everything we do. ​A patient-centered practice, unique skills, and emphasis on comfort make us the best choice for your implants and your periodontist in Rochester.

From mild apprehension to sheer panic, many people are bothered by anxiety around any dental procedures. ROC Perio and Implants stays miles ahead of the pack with many strategies for stress and pain management. First step? Take a few minutes and view the many video testimonials on our home page. Next, explore the strategies listed below and then. talk with us! Call (585) 756- 5566. Our many Smile Strategies™ for comfortable and stress-free visits makes us different and better. 


Sedation Dentistry

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 ​nontraditional strategies.  Please explore the options below!

Oral Sedation:
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.

Nitrous Oxide:
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.

IV Sedation:
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 medical experts 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.