Dental sedation induces a state of deep relaxation. While you will not be completely unconscious, you will be in a calm, relaxed state during your procedure. You will be able to understand and respond to Dr. Khan through the entire procedure, but will find that you are just not bothered by what's going on. Very often, it feels as though it has been only a short period of time when your visit is finished and you are ready to go home.
With I.V. Sedation, medication is given through an I.V. directly into your vein. It is an extremely safe and effective way to help you to achieve a calm and stress free state during your visit to our office. It takes effect very quickly, and the medication is closely monitored and can be continuously adjusted to keep you at the most comfortable level of sedation for you.
If you choose to use I.V. sedation for your visit with us, make sure to bring an escort to drive you home from your appointment and to stay with you until you are fully alert. Take your time with resuming your normal activities and allow yourself to rest and recover.
We want you to have the best experience possible at our office and I.V. sedation is one of the ways that we can do that. If dental visits are scary for you, come to see us...we cater to cowards!
Nitrous oxide, or 'laughing gas', is the most commonly used form of sedation for dentistry. It helps to relax you during your procedure, and to help reduce discomfort.
Nitrous oxide is administered to the patient through a small cup that fits over the nose. It is breathed in, and begins to create a calm state of mind during your procedure. Once complete, the gas wears off very quickly, allowing you to safely drive yourself home.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective way to help make you calm and comfortable for dental procedures. Ask Dr. Khan about nitrous oxide if you are nervous or worried about your dental procedure. We want you to be as comfortable as possible at our office, and we will work to find the best option for you.
Oral sedation dentistry is an option for those who may find that the idea of a dental procedure is a bit scary or worrisome. It is a medication in a pill form that you can take prior to your procedure to help you to relax and reduce anxiety during your visit. This type of sedation is safe and effective, and is easy to use.
You should have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment if you choose to use oral conscious sedation for your procedure. Talk to Dr. Khan to see if this option is right for you!
Sedation can be a good choice for you if you have overwhelming fears or worries about having dental procedures. If you are very sensitive to pain or discomfort, sedation can help you. Also, If you have a very sensitive gag reflex, you may be a good candidate.
No. You will, however be in a very relaxed state. You will experience little to no discomfort, and in many cases, may not even recall most of the procedure afterwords.
The length of your sedation time will depend on both the type sedation used, and the amount of time it takes to complete your procedure. Typically this can be anywhere from two to six hours.
Your health and safety are of absolute importance to us. Your vital signs will be monitored at all times during sedation and you will receive the best in care.
There are no long term effects. The short term effects are grogginess, sleepiness, forgetfulness, etc, and will pass within hours.
Sedation is appropriate almost any dental procedure we offer. If you are feeling anxious about a particular procedure, ask if sedation is right for you.
Most procedures can be completed in one visit. You may need to come in for a prior time, however, for a consultation appointment concerning your sedation.
We will review your health plan to see if it will cover your sedation. Many times they do not, however we can discuss cost and finance options so that you can make an informed decision about including sedation with your procedure.