Sedation Dentistry in Monroe
Sedation Options for a Relaxed and Comfortable Treatment Experience
We are dedicated to keeping you comfortable at all times when you come to see us. Our friendly staff, welcoming environment and comfort amenities go a long way toward making your experience pleasant and stress-free. We also understand that for some patients, just the idea of receiving periodontal treatment can cause anxiety and stress.
To ensure that your treatment experience is completely comfortable, Dr. Anzalone provides several sedation options, including IV sedation, to relieve heightened anxiety or to make it easier to undergo long procedures.
Our Sedation Options
Dr. Anzalone will let you which option he recommends for you after an exam and consultation.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas that brings about a state of drowsiness and reduced anxiety. The effects of the gas wear off quickly and you are able to resume normal activities the same day.
Oral conscious sedation
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Anzalone gives you a sedative pill to help you relax. The sedative induces a light, sleepy state where you are still able to respond to instructions and question from the doctor.
IV sedation is a more controlled level of sedation that is administered directly into the bloodstream. It produces the most intense level of conscious sedation and can be closely regulated to align with your comfort needs.
With IV sedation, you will be in a deeply relaxed twilight-like sleep state, yet still able to respond to communications from Dr. Anzalone. Even though he is trained to provide IV sedation himself, he has a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administer and monitor the sedative during procedures. In this way he can give undivided attention to the details of your treatment, guaranteeing optimum precision and efficiency.
Dr. Anzalone can also use the IV to provide appropriate pain medications that help reduce postoperative swelling and discomfort. When this is done, our patients often say they don’t need any pain medications afterwards.
To make an appointment, call 318‑287‑8390 or click here to request an appointment online.