How Am I Monitored During the Procedure?

  • On June 27, 2016
Depending on the depth of sedation being administered, various monitors will be used during the procedure to ensure your safety. These monitors include an automatic blood pressure cuff, a pulse oximeter which, through a light sensor, measures the oxygen con concentration in your blood. For many patients, an EKG monitor is also used to monitor […]
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How is the Medication Administered?

  • On June 27, 2016
Sedative medications can be administered be breathing (nitrous oxide – laughing gas), orally (in liquid or pill form) or intravenously (IV). Nitrous oxide is the most common agent used to treat apprehensive patients and can be used either by itself or in combination with other medications. Oral medication allows the patient to take a sedative […]
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What is Sedation and Anesthesia?

  • On June 27, 2016
Sedation and anesthesia can make practically all dental and oral surgical procedures more pleasant and safer for the apprehensive patient. During the procedure, the anxiety that many people have can be controlled by administering sedative medications. A sedated patient will not only be more relaxed but may also have a limited memory of the procedure […]
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