Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
People who have:
- High Fear
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete dental care
- Hate needles and shots
- Hate the noises, smells, and taste associated with dental care
- Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
Following consultation, the appropriate level of sedation will be selected for you. Dr. Boltz will either give you a prescription for a small pill to take the night before and an hour prior to your dental appointment, or you may be given oral medications in our office an hour before your scheduled time of treatment. Your companion (designated driver) will accompany you to the office. By the time your treatment is to start, you will be very drowsy.
You will be escorted into the comfortable room, covered with a warm blanket and placed on monitors to watch your vital signs. Dark glasses and headphones to listen to your favorite radio station, MP3 player, CD or Television will be available. After you are comfortable, Dr. Boltz and the experienced clinical team at Compassionate Dentistry, P.C. will take care of your dental needs.
When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day. You will most likely sleep for most of the rest of your day and will remember little or nothing about the whole experience.
Dr. Boltz has had additional post-graduate training as well as continuing education in anesthesia and sedation. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). For more information and testimonials about Sedation Dentistry, click here.