Some patients when receiving any form of dental treatment experience fear and anxiety about their procedures. At Centennial Periodontics & Implants our treatments and procedures deal with the deep cleaning of the gums and even surgery. To make sure our patients from Centennial, Colorado, or other surrounding areas feel comfortable and safe during a procedure, we offer sedation dentistry.
Depending on the type of procedure you will be having and the severity of your periodontal disease, there are two sedation options available to you.
Oral Sedation: After speaking with Dr. Losin about your specific procedure and the treatment plan, he will speak with you about sedation. If oral sedation is the best option, Dr. Losin will administer to you, the night before your procedure, an oral sedative to take an hour before coming into the office.
Oral sedation will cause you to be groggy and drowsy for your procedure without putting you to sleep. This sedative allows you to be conscious and awake during the procedure but also experience an extreme state of relaxation.
After your procedure, you will not be able to drive.
IV Sedation: For more major procedures such as oral surgery, IV sedation will be the best option. With IV sedation, right before your treatment, Dr. Losin will administer a sedative through an IV in your arm. This sedative will cause you to be asleep for the entire time you are in the chair.
Throughout the procedure, we closely monitor your heart rate and other vitals to ensure maximum safety and relaxation. Post-procedure, you will experience a drowsy feeling until the sedative wears off. With this sedative, you will need someone to drop you off and take you home after your procedure.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation allows you to be completely comfortable and relaxed throughout your entire procedure making the process easier on you.
We have seen that with the use of sedation dentistry our patients have improved recovery and are more comfortable receiving care in the future.