Sedation Dentistry

We recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving periodontal or implant treatment. 

Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.  We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment.

There are different types of sedation dentistry, and you and Dr. Mondlick will work together to decide on a personalized treatment plan that will allow for the care you need to be delivered while ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process. 

We understand that you may have many questions about sedation dentistry before receiving treatment. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about sedation dentistry:

  • Will I feel anything during my treatment? In most cases, patients do not feel anything. There is very little discomfort, and many patients wake up feeling relaxed and comfortable with almost no memory of the treatment. 

  • Is sedation dentistry the same as being unconscious? No. You will still be conscious and responsive but you will be in a state of relaxation.

  • Is sedation dentistry safe? Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for many patients to receive dental treatment. Before starting your treatment with IV sedation, Dr. Mondlick will talk with you and help you decide whether IV sedation is right for your treatment.

  • How long will it take the sedation to wear off? The time it takes for the sedatives to wear off depends on the dose you've received, how long your treatment is, and how quick your own body can recover. Because being under sedation causes drowsiness, a family member or friend will need to drive you to and from your appointment. After your treatment, you will not be able to drive, drink alcohol, or operate machinery.

  • Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?  Any patients who experience dental anxiety, are good candidates for sedation dentistry. If you have any of the following fears or concerns, ask Dr. Mondlick about sedation dentistry as an option for your next dental treatment.

    • Extreme dental anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist

    • Fear of needles and/or shots

    • Past traumatic dental experience

    • Inability to handle the smells or noises of being at a dentist's office

    • Overly sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb

    • Need for more complex dental treatment

    • Self-consciousness regarding your teeth

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