If a visit to the dentist is the scariest thing that you can imagine, you are probably the

ideal patient for sedation dentistry. Being apprehensive of the dentist is nothing to be

embarrassed about. We treat many patients who experience high levels of anxiety while

in the dental chair.

Key points: Are you a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Fear of dental treatment
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Complex dental problems; or a need for surgery
  • Very sensitive gag reflex or difficulty opening

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

It allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive treatment. One of the additional benefits is that the medicine has an amnesia quality which for most patients tends to prevent almost any memory of the visit. It is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry” because of this and its other pleasant effects.

• It enhances effectiveness of anesthetic.
• It decreases gagging.
• It decreases joint and muscle soreness.
• Allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which could decrease total number of visits.


The anesthetist constantly monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter which measures heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. We also have a reversal agent on hand that reverses the effect of the sedation medicine in less than 30 seconds. We have treated thousands of patients safely and comfortably.