You no longer have to feel any anxiety about coming to the dentist office. We have the perfect solution for a relaxing and anxiety-free experience – conscious sedation.
Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. IV sedation is both safe and effective. Our staff has participated in extensive classroom and hands-on training to effectively deliver dental treatment using IV sedation. The patient “thinks” that he/she is asleep but in reality one is conscious and can respond to questions/instructions. Often people feel like their dental procedure lasts for a very brief period of time and do not recall anything while in the chair. One key feature of IV conscious sedation is the fact that the sedatives can be introduced incrementally in small doses. This allows Dr. Kirkpatrick to safely and predictably achieve the desired relaxed state for the patient. The objective is to reduce anxiety and to make it a very comfortable and stress-free experience.
Our experience has been that our patients are extremely happy when using IV sedation to receive their dental treatment. They wish that they would have pursued this option years ago. Once our patients have this positive experience, they have also discovered that they often no longer require sedation to receive their dental treatment. What a wonderful testimonial to how positive the experience can be using conscious sedation.