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Glendale, AZ 85308-8370

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Sedation Dentistry
Glendale, AZ

Sedation Candidates Have:

•  High fear
•  Had traumatic dental experiences
•  Difficulty getting numb
•  A bad gag reflex
•  Very sensitive teeth
•  Limited time to complete their dental care
•  Complex dental problems
•  A fear of needles and shots
•  An aversion to the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
•  Fear or embarrassment about their teeth
•  Medical conditions necessitating advanced anesthetic techniques

Comfortable Dental Visits With Sedation Dentistry

During your initial consultation with Dr. Michael Allard in Glendale, AZ he will discuss the type of procedure involved, your medical history and your level of anxiety. Various procedures require various anesthesia techniques. The choice of anesthesia is a personal decision and should be made only after an informative consultation with Dr. Allard. Oral surgery, especially when anesthesia is used, can be an intimidating prospect for many people. However, when it is administered in a trained and certified Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons office (with a well - trained anesthesia team), it is safe and minimizes the pain/anxiety of the indicated procedure.

Not every patient is comfortable in the dental chair, or with the needles commonly used to administer local anesthetic. Some may suffer from dental anxiety due to a bad experience or fear of pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, this can result in avoiding dental appointments until a condition becomes severe. Dr. Allard is committed to your oral health and wants to ensure that everyone is able to get the care they need in a comfortable environment. If you suffer from dental anxiety, schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Allard at in Glendale, AZ for sedation dentistry. Anesthesia types used in Oral Surgery fall typically into three main categories:

•  Local Anesthesia
•  IV Sedation
•  General Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is the application of numbing medication directly into the area that is about to be treated. You remain conscious during the procedure and it serves to relieve pain. You still though tend to feel the pressure of the instruments during the procedure (which for many makes the technique, when used as the sole agent , less than optimal).

Occasionally, nitrous oxide will be used with local anesthesia as an adjunct. This agent is commonly referred to as “laughing gas”. It is a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen that you breathe in via a mask placed over your nose.

With nitrous oxide, you remain conscious. Once the mask is removed, within a few minutes the gas no longer has effect.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation is a form of deeper anesthesia whereby an intravenous catheter is placed into a vein and medicine is titrated to achieve a period of brief, but effective sedation. Patients may report remembering conversations or sensations during the procedure, but tend to have little memory of the actual surgery. It is best used for shorter procedures.

General Anesthesia

With most surgery more optimally, this is the type of anesthesia used. This type of anesthesia uses safe and powerful sedatives to produce a more profound anesthesia experience with no memory of the actual procedure. This method is typically used for wisdom teeth, dental extractions/bone grafting procedures, dental implant placement and other larger procedures but may be utilized for any type of procedure.

You are monitored closely throughout the procedure by the surgical team and with this technique,you will have no recollection of the procedure. You are safely and comfortably “asleep”.

For this type of anesthesia you are required to arrive with an escort as you are not able to drive yourself to/from the office the day of the procedure. The other pre-operative instructions are important to follow with this type anesthesia and will be reviewed thoroughly with you at your consultation.

Contact Dr. Allard and the Arrowhead Oral/Maxillofacial surgical team to discuss this technique as a way to best to assist you in achieving a safe, but enjoyable surgical experience.
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Regardless of the level of fear and dental anxiety, Dr. Michael Allard in Glendale, AZ can provide comfort through various sedation methods.
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