Conscious sedation enables many patients who have dental anxiety or dental phobia a safe and effective way to have an anxiety-free dental experience many have only dreamed of. Our main objective is to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. With sedation dentistry, you are in a relaxed state before, during, and after your entire treatment. You will have little or no memory of the procedure once the treatment is complete.
It is not only for people who have anxiety before their dental appointments, but also those who need extensive treatment completed in a limited amount of time and appointments, or just want to be completely relaxed during their procedures. Dr. Donnelly has been helping his patients have anxiety free dental experiences for many years.
When you get to the dental office for your procedure, you will be given a combination of sedative drugs and nitrous oxide, which will put your body in an extremely relaxed state with reduced perception. A local anesthetic will then be administered to eliminate pain. You won’t feel pain or even remember the numbing when the procedure is complete, due to the sedative. We will be monitoring your vital signs during the entire procedure and help to keep you comfortable and relaxed. While you may fall asleep during the procedure, you are not completely put under as with general anesthesia, but remain in a responsive state and all body functions stay normal.
You may be very drowsy after the treatment because of the sedative, therefore it is necessary to have someone drive you to and from the office on the day of your treatment, and supervise you afterwards. If sedation dentistry sounds like something you’re interested in, please call our office for more information.