1. What are the Benefits?
A: It allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple
cleaning to extensive concerns. 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.
Allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which
could decrease total number of visits.
It enhances effectiveness of anesthetic. It decreases gagging. It
decreases joint and muscle soreness.
2. How does it work?
A: On the day of your appointment, you'll take medication - a
pill, then a companion will take you to the office. Experienced
clinical team members will make certain that you're relaxed and
completely comfortable and they monitor you very closely while
you're sedated. Many patients feel NO DISCOMFORT whatsoever during
and after treatment, and have little or no memory of the visit.
3. What is It?
A: The medicine is called Triazolam. It is a small blue pill
taken about 1 hour before your visit. This tablet has been
prescribed over 10 million times per year, by physicians, for
patient's use at home. The drug has almost no side effects or
interaction with other medicines you may currently be taking.
4. Is it safe?
A: Oral Sedation Dentistry protocols have been used safely for
over 30 years with millions of dental procedures. Before starting
any treatments, your doctor will review your medical history and
explain how Sedation Dentistry can work for you. During treatment we
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
medicine in less than 30 seconds. We have treated numerous patients
safely and comfortably.
5. Am I Really Asleep?
A: Most patients do tend to fall asleep, however you can still
respond to verbal commands. Even the most apprehensive patients have
been ecstatic with the results.
6. Will I feel any pain?
A: Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their
treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.
7. Will I be totally relaxed?
A: You'll receive just enough sedation so that you'll be
completely unaware of the treatment, as you would if you were
8. Will I remember anything?
A: At the end of the treatment, you'll have little or no memory
of your dental visit.
9. Will I be groggy after my treatment is over?
A: You will feel just fine. For most patients, the effects last
between 2-4 hours. Therefore, for your safety, we do require that
you have a family member or friend drive you home.
10. Will my insurance cover treatment?
A: We'll review your insurance coverage and, if necessary, make
financial arrangements to insure you get the dental care you need.
11. Who is a Candidate?
A: Adults who have…
- high fear of visiting the dentist
- had traumatic dental experiences
- difficulty getting numb
- a bad gag reflex
- very sensitive teeth
- limited time to complete their dental care
- complex dental problems
- hate needles and shots
- hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
- are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth