What does Sedation Dentistry Mean?

It is safe, affordable, and makes dentistry comfortable. Also known as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry helps eliminate the pain and fear commonly associated with dental visits by administering laughing gas or an easy to swallow, small pill.

Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, or General Anesthesia can remove the fear, anxiety and pain associated with dentistry.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our offce staff and schedule your appointment today!

Sedation/Sleep Dentistry

Sedation can take the fear and pain out of dentistry.

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents that are used to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. There are many different types of sedation that range from mild to heavier levels

The hardest step for the fearful patient is coming to their first office visit. Often times, it has been years since a patient has been seen by a dentist. Sometimes embarrassment as much as anxiety will prevent individuals from seeing a dentist.

Types of Sedation

  • Oral Sedation (laughing gas and/or pill)
  • IV Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

What types of patients benefit from Sedation?

  • Highly phobic or anxious
  • Special needs
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
  • Mentally handicapped
  • Physically handicapped
  • Dealing with limited free time
  • What procedures are done under Sedation?
  • Fillings and Crowns
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Surgery
  • Implant Therapy
  • General Dentistry
  • Cleanings
  • Root Canals
  • Medically Compromised
  • Highly Anxious or Dental Phobic
  • Mentally Disabled
  • Physically Disabled
  • Autistic, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome
  • Emotionally Disturbed, Behavior Problems
  • ...Any patient who requires a little extra care from their dentist

Sedation dentistry is individualized for each patient at Dental On Central. Dr. Herro does not believe in the “one size fits all” approach. At your sedation consultation, Dr. Herro will review the patient’s medical history and specific special needs. Together with the patient and their loved ones, treatment options will be discussed and a plan will be formulated to most effectively and comfortably offer dental treatment.

Whether its Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, or General Anesthesia, we can remove the fear, anxiety and pain associated with dentistry.

Make your appointment today!

If you would like to learn more, please contact our offce staff and schedule your appointment today!