Ithaca Veneers and Implants

Oral Conscious Sedation for Your Comfort

Dental Anxiety

We All Know the Drill


.  . . and the effect the mere sound or notion has on most of us. Anxiety, fear, phobia? For many of us, this profound feeling influences the way we feel about the dentist.  Dental anxiety affects a vast number of people causing many to fail visiting their dentists on a regular basis. Our goal here is to help to remedy that.


Not to Worry


My staff and I deeply understand this apprehension. we make every effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible. While we do employ a host of relaxation services during your appointment to keep you relaxed and worry-free, you may find you require a bit more to take the edge off.


Oral Sedation Dentistry

I have been offering Oral Sedation to my patients for many years now and the experience has received fantastic reviews. It has proven to work incredibly well to relax patients during dental work and minimize pain or sensitivity in the days following treatment. Sedation Dentistry can be used for dental anxiety and long appointments.


How Does It Work?


Sometimes referred to as relaxation dentistry. The purpose of oral sedation is to allow us to work more effectively by helping you become as comfortable as possible with orally administered sedative medications. I am highly trained and certified and have a variety of protocols to keep everyone safe. Many oral medications have been developed specifically for these purposes. They have been subjected to rigorous research and testing, and have proven to be very safe and effective over decades of use.


During the entire time you are sedated in our dental treatment room, the use of a pulse oximeter unit is used to monitor your vital signs.


Note: You are not put to sleep! You will be comfortably relaxed and not even care that you’re at the dentist. Patients are never meant to sleep through appointments and should always be able to verbally/physically respond to cues from the doctor or team.


When would this work for You?


Oral sedation dentistry can benefit a wide range of patients, particularly people who have:

·         High dental anxiety and fear

·         A severe gag reflex

·         Time constraints—those who need to get more dental treatment done in fewer visits

·         Chronic or acute jaw soreness

·         Physical limitations such as back and neck problems

·         Difficulty getting numb

·         Extensive treatment needs

·         A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while fully relaxed


Call our office for more information on oral conscious sedation.


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