Johnson Oral Surgery
(IV Anesthesia/Sedation Dental Surgery)
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. The sedatives exert their action by depressing the central nervous system, specifically those areas concerned with conscious awareness.
There are different degrees of central nervous system depression, each corresponding to a level of relaxation which ranges from minimal, moderate, to deep sedation. In general, minimal sedation refers to a patient who has reduced anxiety but is readily responds to verbal or physical stimulation. With moderate sedation the patient is even more relaxed, and will respond to purposeful stimulation. In deep sedation, the patient may not exhibit any signs of consciousness and therefore be unresponsive to stimulation.
With the use of IV anesthesia, oral surgery is a pleasant, safe experience. You will be in a pleasant state and will have no memory of the procedure and little or no memory of time slightly before and just after the procedure. Johnson Oral Surgery offers sedation dentistry as an option to our patients. If you are interested in sedation dentistry, please contact our office.
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