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Dr. Todd Explains Conscious Sedation

Most People Fear the Dentist

Over 70% of the American population avoid dental treatment because they are afraid of going to the dentist. The fear of getting hurt, hearing the noise of the drill or a bad childhood experience will keep people from seeking dental treatment. IV sedation allows you to eliminate the fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment. During IV sedation, all fillings, crowns, cleanings, root canals and extractions (including wisdom teeth), and dental implants can be accomplished. IV sedation is safe and affordably priced.

What is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation is minimally depress level of consciousness that retains the patients' ability to independently and conitinuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal commands. It is produced by a pharmacological or non-pharmacological method or combination thereof. This is the overal therapeutic definition of conscious sedation.

How much treatment can I have while I am sedated?

You can have as much or as little treatment as you desire.

Is IV sedation of dental treatment safe?

Yes. Thousands for outpatient procedures are performed yearly using IV sedation in medical and dental settings.

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