Sedation Dentistry

We offer Oral & I.V. Sedation to treat various levels of anxiety and to make your treatment comfortable. Phobic or fearful patients can be totally relaxed and have little memory of their appointment. Those with severe gag reflexes, sensitive teeth or time restrictions can all benefit from sedation dentistry.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry allows our trained dental specialists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience, in which the patient remains alert, responsive and able to answer questions but will not remember nothing of the appointment afterwards.

Sedative medication helps relax patients by slowing the action of the central nervous system. People remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials.

The medications are safe and have been used for decades. In fact, you’ve probably seen or heard some of their names before. Several have amnesic properties, meaning that you remember little to nothing of your time in the dental chair. At Alliance Dental Specialists, our experienced dental professionals draw upon a continually-expanding list of new sedatives to help anxious patients feel more comfortable. Current medications are often more powerful and less likely to carry unpleasant side effects. We will help you determine the sedative that is right for you.

What happens on the day of treatment?

On the day of the appointment it is important to have nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment time. Your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation and our experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.

Oral Sedation Instructions

I.V. Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.

Medication is delivered through IV. To ensure your safety, while you are medicated you are continually monitored for vital signs. Baseline readings are taken at your first visit so we know what is normal for you.

Points to remember about IV Sedation Dentistry:

  • It is a safe and moderate type of sedation.
  • You are in control of your own airways and reflex.
  • You can return to work the next day without any problems.
  • You feel like you are having a nice afternoon nap.
  • You are relaxed and will have no recall of any of the dental procedures

How do I know if sedation is right for me?

Talking with your dentist is the first step in deciding if sedation dentistry is for you. Whether you are afraid of needles, have trouble getting numb, or are simply anxious when it comes to dental work, you and your dentist can discuss your individual case and options.

I.V Sedation Instructions