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Sedation

We recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Our doctors and staff work hard to make sure that you have a comfortable, positive experience, and that’s why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve....

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...