Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry with Dr. Haddad, you’ll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.
You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished.
Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatment in one or two visits. We can replace dental crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.
Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say: “Sedation dentistry changed my life.”
What is the Sedation Dental Care Standard?
The standard of treating patients using sedation was set by physicians in the U.S. approximately 40 years ago. It is nothing new for patients to be sedated for operations on knees, feet, wrists, ears, noses, or practically anything else. Even patients who need an MRI and are nervous, ask to be sedated. Often patients ask dentists for sedation and the dentists do everything they can to talk them out of it. Most dentists do not want to go through the additional training and accreditation process that is necessary to sedate patients.
You wouldn’t think of having an ear operation or a nose operation without sedation. But, you move one inch to the teeth and it becomes acceptable to endure time-consuming, strenuous, noisy, and uncomfortable procedures on the most sensitive, personal part of the body (the mouth) with no sedation. Dentists attempt to work outside of the already established standard of using sedation. As a result, we as dentists treat only 50% of the population while physicians treat over 90%.
I have found that fearful patients psychologically have no problem being sedated for dental treatment. You ask a nervous patients, “Would you rather have this work done in six appointments over the next two months or in one appointment while you feel like you are sleeping?,” and they look at you like you’re crazy. “Sedate me,” is their reply.
Sedation for certain types of dental care has been used for over thirty years. If you asked one hundred patients who have had their wisdom teeth removed how they had it done, most would say they were put to sleep by an oral surgeon to have them removed. The problem is that dentists assume that root canals and drilling on teeth is not comfortable enough to warrant sedation. This is why 50% of the population does not go to the dentist. The patient is the one who should determine what is uncomfortable for them, not the dentist.
If you feel that sedation, which is the standard of care for the rest of the body, is necessary for your dental care, call us.
Find out more about Sedation Dentistry — visit our Sedation Dentistry FAQ page!
- It Really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.
- Sedation Dentistry Is Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.
- You will have little or no memory of the experience. You won’t remember any sounds or smells.
- You will relax for up to five-to-six hours after taking the pill. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.
- Complex dental treatments that often require six-to-eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you relax.
- People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.
- Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
Conscious sedation is very safe. We have full control over your sedation state while receiving your dental treatment. Your vital signs are monitored continuously.
The only thing standing between you and getting the dental care you want is a call away.