What to Expect from Sedation Dentistry at Shamblott Family Dentistry?
When you arrive at our Hopkins office, the first step is to begin to monitor and measure your breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and EKG. Next, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) starts an IV that allows the medication to enter your body which works rapidly to create a deeply relaxed state that is maintained – and monitored – throughout the procedure. IV sedation with a CRNA is more predictable and safer than oral sedation dentistry.
Shamblott Family Dentistry uses IV sedation medications to put you to “Sleep.” A major benefit of sedation dentistry is the amnesiac effect – meaning you have little or no memory of your time “in the chair”. Another benefit of our sedation drugs is their quick recovery time. In fact, most patients are able to have a light meal yet that evening and go back to work the next day.
Sedation Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
How long will I be sedated?
Depending on your dental needs, from one to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
For your safety, our office is trained in Emergency Care Management in the Dental Office. The staff is trained and certified in CPR and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Additionally, Dr. Shamblott and the Nurse Anesthetist have received Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training.