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Oral Sedation

For patients who may experience treatment anxiety during periodontal treatments or procedures, we offer sedation options to reduce anxiety and provide as much comfort as possible during your visit. Oral sedation is a popular option for our patients because they can administer the medication on their own in the form of a pill. Those who have a fear of needles are good candidates for this method of sedation. Oral sedatives are from a group of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. These medications provide a deep level of relaxation and are usually taken the night or the morning before the procedure. When under oral sedation, you MUST have someone drive you to and from your appointment and be readily available during your appointment in the event of an emergency. It is also recommended that someone stay with you for several hours after you return home until the effects of the sedative wear off. Our intention is for our patients surgical experience to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible. We look forward to helping you achieve better dental health, and strive for you to have a positive treatment...

IV Conscious Sedation

For patients who may experience treatment anxiety during periodontal treatments or require surgery, we offer sedation options to reduce anxiety and provide as much comfort as possible during your visit. IV (intravenous) conscious sedation is an option for Cary Periodontics and Implant Dentistry patients. This is a highly effective method where sedative medications are administered directly into the blood stream. Your procedure and IV sedation will be administered in the office by the doctor and/or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). During IV conscious sedation, just enough of the sedative medication is given to allow patients to be completely calm and relaxed while still being able to talk and interact with the dental team.IV conscious sedation is not general anesthesia. To learn more about IV conscious sedation for your procedure, ask the periodontist or the staff. When IV sedation is being administered, you MUST have someone drive you to and from your appointment and be readily available during your appointment in the event of an emergency. It is also recommended that someone stay with you for several hours after you return home until the effects of the sedative wear off. Our intention is for our patients surgical experience to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible. We look forward to helping you achieve better dental health, and strive for you to have a positive...

Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts which are designed to provide a foundation to help replace single or multiple missing teeth.  Replacing missing teeth with dental implants allows you to return to the normal function, esthetics, and comfort that you had with your natural teeth. Replacing teeth with dental implants typically is the most esthetic way to replace teeth because it mimics natural teeth emerging from the gum.  When replacing a single tooth, placement of a dental implant prevents the preparation of adjacent teeth in order to fabricate a tooth supported bridge.  If you need to replace the last tooth in your jaw, a dental implant usually is the only tooth replacement option other than a removable partial denture.  Multiple teeth can be replaced with dental implants when they are used to support an implant bridge.  In addition, removable appliances, such as dentures or partials, can be anchored with dental implants. This creates better stability of the removable appliance, and allows for improved function and esthetics. Replacing a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants requires a team approach.  The surgical portion of the treatment plan (implant placement into bone) is performed by your periodontist.  Following healing of the implant into the jawbone, the restorative portion (attachment of a crown/cap or denture) is then performed by another dental provider who is familiar with such treatment (usually your general dentist or a prosthodontist). Dental implants are truly changing the way people live.  With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy...
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I am most appreciative of the time the Doctor spent with me and his detailed explanation of the condition of my teeth.     Dr. Moriarty was very thorough and knowledgeable during his initial consultation with me. He explained my options and outlined his proposed procedure very clearly and answered all my questions to my satisfaction.     I had a great experience, every aspect of the procedure that I will go through was clearly explained. I feel very confident that I am in good hands. Thank you very...
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I left your office feeling confident that Dr. Brenegan would do a good job. I will certainly recommend this practice to friends or family.       Thanks for your great work and professionalism.       I thank you and hold you in high...