The decision to undergo I.V. Sedation will allow you to painlessly
and safely receive dental treatment. New medications and the
sole dedication of a dentist anesthesiologist has allowed
dental anesthesia to become safer than ever before.
One of the wonderful aspects of I.V. Sedation
is it's ability to be customized to the specific desires of
both the patient and the treating dentist. You may be awake
and relaxed or sedated and dreaming of your favorite vacation.
Having a dentist anesthesiologist solely dedicated
to the anesthesia allows for greater safety. The treating
dentist will be relieved of the responsibilities of the anesthesia
and will be able to focus on the dental procedures. In most
cases, multiple visits may be condensed into a single appointment.
The familiar surroundings of your own dentist's
office will also help you through this anxious time. You will
not have to endure going to the intimidating hospital operating
room at it's high cost. The same monitoring equipment that
is in the operating room will be brought into your dentist's
office. State of the art monitoring equipment includes a NIBP
( non-invasive blood pressure ), Pulse Oxymetry, EKG, Temperature,
Respiration Rate, and a Precordial Stethescope. Emergency
medical equipment equivalent to that carried by the E.M.S.
( Emergency Medical System) is brought to every dental office.
Forms that are necessary for your safest possible
treatment can be found on our Patient Area. Please read them
carefully and answer all questions to the best of your ability.
Please follow all recommended guidelines carefully. The safety
of the patient is paramount.
I will contact you prior to the dental appointment
to ask certain medical questions and answer any questions
you may have.