At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, we are happy to provide several different sedation options for you.
And, we will work with you to determine the best anesthesia solutions for you depending on your procedure, physical health, fears and comfort needs.
What are my anesthetic options?
We listen to every patient to understand what reservations you may have about your dental procedures or anesthesia. During your consultation, we promise to discuss all of the options available to you. Then, we will individualize your procedure as much as possible to reduce any anxiety you may be experiencing. With our extensive training, we are able to deliver:
- Local Anesthetic
- Oral Conscious Sedation (Halcion, Valium)
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas)
- IV Sedation
Local anesthetic includes the small local injections we need to make around the surgical area. A “local anesthetic helps to temporarily block pain impulses from the affected teeth and gum tissue.
For patients who are fearful of the dentist or a procedure, we may combine oral conscious sedation with a local anesthetic. This means we may prescribe a pill for you to take prior to your appointment to relax you, and then use a local anesthetic where needed.
Oral Conscious Sedation:
Oral conscious sedation is the most common technique used today to help alleviate patient’s fears of going to the dentist. This technique requires no needles and helps patients to relax and feel comfortable during a procedure.
During Oral Conscious Sedation, we prescribe a pill that you will take before your appointment or right as you arrive at our office. With conscious sedation, you will begin to relax and may feel absolutely no anxiety during your procedure.
We will require you to arrange transportation to and from the office since you can feel a bit woozy for a while after taking this medication.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, doesn’t really make you giggle throughout your dental procedure. It simply makes you feel less anxious, so you won’t worry about your actual treatment. A major benefit of using Nitrous Oxide is that you aren’t completely “out” or “under” during your procedure. You are just relaxed. And, because of the short-lasting effect of Nitrous Oxide, you will be able to drive yourself home from your appointment.
Just like oral conscious sedation, we may also administer a local anesthetic at the procedure site.
Dr. Bryan Simone trained at the Duquesne University IV Sedation Mini-Residency Program for Dentists to safely administer IV sedation to his patients. He and his highly trained team have performed many procedures utilizing IV sedation.
Because we are trained and able to provide a variety of sedation options for you and your dental needs, we are focused on providing you with care, comfort, and safety during each dental procedure we perform.
Is anesthesia safe in a dental office?
At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, we perform many dental anesthesia procedures a year. We use the most technologically advanced monitoring systems to deliver safe, effective anesthesia in a state-of-the-art facility. We are highly trained and completely equipped to handle emergency situations should they arise.
Dr. Bryan Simone and his highly trained team are certified to deliver IV sedation and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
During your consultation, we will review your medical history with you and complete a physical examination to help us determine which anesthetic solution is the safest option for you. Our goal is to provide you with the best dental care with the confidence and comfort you need to undergo your procedure with our practice.