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Sedation Dentistry (Oral & IV)

Third Street Dental provides in-house oral sedation and IV sedation treatment to ensure you are relaxed and pain-free during your dental procedure.

Sedation medication is administered via

  1. Oral Sedation where you take a pill or
  2. IV Sedation where medication is directly introduced into your body

This means you get to enjoy a better smile without the fatigue and anxiety of extended dental treatments.┬áDr. Ho is completely certified to offer quality profound sedation via oral or intravenous medications. We understand dental surgery can be stressful; we’ll make sure your treatment is a breeze.

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How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

The morning of your dental visit we highly recommend you come with a friend or family member as you will need a ride home after. You will be brought to a treatment room and given your sedation medication. Our dental assistants ensure you are cozy and we let you relax for a bit. Once you show signs of sedation we place you on a monitor to watch your vital signs.

Dental treatment is completed while you are in a relaxed calm sleepy state. When your treatment is completed your companion will return you home to rest for the day. You typically will have no memory of your dental treatment. You may still feel the relaxation effects of the sedation for up to six hours after taking the sedation medication.

Patients who have difficulty freezing will also find sedation dentistry a safe and manageable way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental visits.

Who is a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

People Who:

  • Experience high fear/nervousness
  • Difficulty with local anesthetics
  • Have sensitive gag reflex or sore jaws
  • Prefer longer condensed dental visits
  • Are embarrassed about their teeth
  • Had traumatic dental experience
  • Have sensitive gag reflex or sore jaws
  • Have complex dental problems
  • Hate needles and dental treatment

Sedation Dentistry Quick Tips:

  • Under┬ásedation, you will feel no pain during your dental treatment.
  • Your vital signs will be constantly monitored by our attentive, trained staff.
  • You will need someone to escort you to the clinic and pick you up after your procedure is finished.
  • You will have little to no memory of your dental procedure
  • The whole procedure will take place in the familiar surroundings of Dr. Ho’s Third Street Dental clinic.
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