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Dr Ruparelia has sedation options to keep just about anyone comfortable and relaxed through the entire appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Some patients prefer conscious sedation, where you are sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were snoozing. When this is done with a few small pills, it is called oral conscious sedation. Oral sedation is a great option for many healthy adults.
IV Conscious Sedation
IV conscious sedation uses an IV line in your arm or hand to administer the sedative medications, but is otherwise very similar to oral sedation. Dr. Ruparelia has received advanced training that enables him to deliver IV sedation very safely and effectively. Some patients find that this method makes more sense for them.
General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry)
General Anesthesia, or sleep dentistry, is the deepest level of sedation. Many patients describe this as the ultimate in patient comfort. At Cascades, we perform “sleep dentistry” right in our office with the help of a board-certified anesthesiologist.
All you do is lie down on a comfortable chair under a warm blanket. While you sleep, our team of professionals can reverse years of dental problems. You’ll wake up with a new smile, and the whole appointment will probably feel like a dream.
Is Sedation Right for You?
Sedation dentistry is for anyone who wants to be comfortable and relaxed throughout their whole dental visit.
- I’m genuinely afraid of going to the dentist.
- I’ve had bad experiences at the dentist before.
- I just can’t get comfortable in the dental chair.
- I’ve always hated the sounds and the smells at the dentist.
- I can’t sit still when I’m at the dentist.
- The dentist has never been able to get my mouth completely numb.
- I just don’t have time for all the appointments I know I’m going to need.
- My jaw gets tired and I have having to keep my mouth open.
- I gag every time the dentist puts anything in my mouth.
- My teeth are very sensitive.
- I have a real fear of needles.
- I don’t want to be criticized about the condition of my teeth.