Sedation Dentistry, or "Sleep" Dentistry, is able to reach out and provide needed dental care to those who otherwise would not receive it.
We recognize that there are many reasons why 50% of the U.S. population do not receive dental care, but two of the most common reasons are:
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry bridges the gap between new technology and patient comfort. After an initial consultation, your Sedation Dentistry appointment will be scheduled. You are given a small pill to make you snooze through your dental appointment. Even though you are not technically asleep, our patients describe the experience as seeming to be asleep. You will have little or no memory of the appointment. You will not even remember any sounds or smells.
With Sedation Dentistry, you will find that your treatment is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought possible. You will be drowsy and unaware of the time passing by. During the entire appointment you will be monitored continually by our specially trained team of professionals.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is especially useful for adult patients who:
Sedation Dentistry is only for adult patients. Dr. Stoffregen will schedule a consultation appointment first to answer any questions and screen for any medical reasons you may not be eligible for Sedation Dentistry.
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What to Expect at a Sedation Dentistry Appointment.
You will take a small pill approximately 1 hour prior to arriving at our office. You will need to have a companion drive you to the office since you will not be able to drive yourself. By the time you arrive at the office, you will feel very drowsy.
You will be escorted by our staff to a comfortable chair and a small electronic sensor will be placed on your fingertip. This sensor allows us to monitor your vital signs during the entire procedure. When you are snoozing comfortably, Dr. Stoffregen will begin your dental care. When the Doctor is finished with your treatment, your companion will drive you home. You probably will not even remember being at our office.
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Frequently Asked Questions.
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