Sedation Dentistry

Even with the most recent technology and a gentle touch, Dr Etue understands that there are a high number of people who have some fear of the dentist. Recent numbers polled by the American Dental association say that approximately 145 million people fear the dentist. If this happens to be you, Dr Etue has your solution: Sedation Dentistry!

Reasons to seek Sedation Dentistry

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  • Fear of going to the Dentist
  • Fear of needles or shots
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low pain thresholds
  • Have had a previous traumatic dental experience
  • Unable to be “numb”
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Wanting or needing many dental appointments done in a very short time. With sedation dentistry, it is possible to have years of needed dental treatment completed in a single visit!

Complete Dentistry offers three types of sedation:

  1. Nitrous Oxide
  2. Mild or Twilight Sedation
  3. IV Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

A method of light sedation. Also called “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is used easily and safely and enjoyed by the majority of dental patients. The gas used is nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask that fits lightly on your nose.

Benefits to you!

  • It’s Free!!
    We offer complimentary nitrous oxide to all our patients for any procedure, even cleanings and exams.
  • It wears off quickly
    In most cases 5-10 minutes after your procedure
  • You are able to drive yourself home after your dental appointment
  • It is extremely safe; over 125 year track record in dental treatment

Mild or Twilight Sedation

Mild sedation is achieved through the use of small pills taken by mouth prior to your appointment. The pills come from a family of drugs called Benzodiazepines, and are known for their long history of both effectiveness and safety

Benefits to you!

  • Safety!
    The medicines are reversible, making the procedure effective and safe.They generally wear off a few hours later
  • Relaxation
    You will be in a very relaxed state, where anxiety and fear can be eliminated
  • Mild sedation induces light sleep
    Allowing most patients to doze off during the appointment
  • You will have little to no memory of your treatment
  • You will have decreased awareness of sound, smell, and pain
    Most patients report not having any discomfort at all!

IV Sedation

Deeper sedation is achieved through the administration of sedative medicine through an IV. The placement of the IV is done by Dr Etue, and the majority of patients explain that the IV not only does not hurt, they have no memory of it! IV Sedation produces a profound state of relaxation and it can be used to sedate patients to a point where they are completely unaware of any dentistry performed. You will be monitored continuously by both Dr Etue and his staff with the assistance of advanced monitoring technology to ensure your safety.

Benefits to you!

  • Safety
    Dr Etue is able to control the medicines to the exact amount needed to reach optimal relaxation
  • Accuracy
    Because Dr Etue uses the advanced IV method, smaller amounts of medicine can be used
  • Superior for longer appointments or for patients with high anxiety
  • Patients will have virtually no memory of appointment and diminished post appointment discomfort
  • Effective
    Great for extractions, medicines are reversible, making the procedure effective and safe.They generally wear off a few hours later
  • Success
    IV sedation has a success rate of approximatley 99%