sedation

comfort dentistry

sedation provides

ultimate comfort

and relief

from dental anxiety.

Sealants

preventative dentistry

sealants provide

protection for teeth from

surface cavities.

what sedation?

Sedation dentistry is used to help patients overcome dental anxiety and maximize their comfort during dental procedures. There are two types of sedation dentistry.  It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

Sedation dentistry is used to help patients overcome dental anxiety and maximize their comfort during dental procedures. There are two types of sedation dentistry.  It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

types of sedation

NITROUS OXIDE

Inhaled minimal sedation that uses a combination of NO2 and Oxygen to help relieve dental anxiety. Also known as “laughing gas”, this type of sedation lets you remain awake and is the only type that allows you to drive home after your appointment since it fades quickly from your system.

ORAL SEDATION

Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a pill. Typically, the pill is Halcion, which is a member of the same drug family as Valium, and it’s usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you’ll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can, though, be awakened with a gentle shake.

adults

Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.

do you need sedation?

BABY TEETH

During the cavity prone years of 6-16. As soon as the six-year molars (first permanent back teeth) appear.

CHILDREN & TEENAGERS

During the cavity prone years of 6-16. As soon as the six-year molars (first permanent back teeth) appear.

adults

Tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions.

Sedation during your appointment

what to expect

sealants are a single appointment treatment

teeth cleaning

The tooth needs to be cleaned and clear of cavities before sealants can be placed. A regular dental cleaning is required to ensure your sealants are successful.

sealant placement

In the same appointment, your dental hygienist will isolate the teeth using a dry aide preventing saliva from touching the surface of the teeth. A BPA-free primer, clear in color, will be placed on the surface of the teeth. Next the clear sealant material is placed on the primed teeth. A UV free light is used to set and dry them. After all the sealants have been placed and dried, your Dentist will check your bite to ensure it is even and without discomfort.

appointment time (in minutes)

ONE VISIT

COMFORT LEVEL: 10

ARE SEALANTS SAFE?

 

ARE SEALANTS ONLY FOR CHILDREN?

 

WHY CAN’T SEALANT MATERIAL BE PUT BETWEEN THE TEETH?

 

DO SEALANTS GURANTEE YOU WON’R GET CAVITIES?

DOES INSURANCE COVER DENTAL SEALANTS?

 

ARE SEALANTS ON TEETH NECESSARY?

Sealants are a precaution to prevent surface cavities on teeth, if dental sealants are not placed teeth become more prone to cavities. Children and adults who have a diet rich in cavity causing foods should have sealants placed.

HOW LONG DO SEALANTS LAST ON TEETH?

DO SEALANTS CONTAIN BPA?

The material we use for sealants is BPA Free as well as HEMA free. Some sealant materials are not BPA free, however the ones we choose to use in our office are.

ARE SEALANTS ONLY FOR CHILDREN?

We recommend everyone has sealants placed on any cavity free, unrestored, groove surfaced permanent teeth.

IF YOU HAVE PERIODONTAL DISEASE ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR SEALANTS?

If you have Periodontal disease and are getting regular cleanings and without cavities, any unrestored teeth with groves can have sealants placed on them.

ARE SEALANTS ON TEETH NECESSARY?

Sealants are a precaution to prevent surface cavities on teeth, if dental sealants are not placed, teeth become more prone to cavities. Children and adults who have a diet rich in cavity causing foods should have sealants placed.

HOW LONG DO SEALANTS LAST ON TEETH?

Based on normal wear and tear, sealants can last up to 10 years on the surface of the teeth.

ARE SEALANTS SAFE?

Yes, the material we use in our dental sealants is BPA-Free, as part of our holistic dental approach series. Our top priority is to provide the most effective yet safe care to our patients.

ARE SEALANTS ONLY FOR CHILDREN?

We recommend everyone have sealants placed on any cavity free, unrestored, groove surfaced permanent tooth.

CAN YOU GET SEALANTS IF YOU HAVE PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

WHY CAN'T YOU PUT SEALANT MATERIAL BETWEEN TEETH?

DO SEALANTS GURANTEE YOU WONT GET CAVITIES?

DOES INSURANCE COVER DENTAL SEALANTS?

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