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Sedation Dentistry

Compassionate, Advanced Dental Care in Rochester, NY

It is very common for patients to have anxiety or fear related to dental treatments. From our beginning, the team at Roc Perio & Implants has been committed to providing compassionate dental surgery services. Our goal is to make your experience at our practice as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We offer many non-drug-related techniques to help our patients relax, including meditation, music, and aromatherapy, in a beautiful setting that does not feel like a typical dental office. However, if you require more than our natural and holistic approaches for relaxation, we offer various tiers of sedation.

IV Sedation:

If you are highly phobic or anxious, we can arrange to have IV sedation within the office with a Board-certified Anesthesiologist (MD) and support team of nurses to ensure you have a safe and relaxed visit. Our doctors firmly believe that their attention should be fully on your dental treatment and leave the sedation to experts that have been properly trained in their medical field. Safety is the ultimate goal. If you choose this option, the anesthesia team will contact you directly to arrange your sedation experience.

Oral Sedation:

Medications can be prescribed to help you 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 make you sleepy but still awake, 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.

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For more information about our sedation services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 585-756-5566. We look forward to caring for you.