If the idea of dental surgery makes you or your family members apprehensive, nervous or anxious, we can help. Working together with you, we create a personalized sedation plan to help you relax and rest easy while we perform your dental surgery. Your comfort is our priority.
Dr. Puterman and his surgical staff possess advanced training and certification to deliver Twilight Sedation for an anxiety-free surgical experience throughout your visit. Our team works with each patient to determine the sedation approach that best matches the surgery and the desires of the patient.
Patients will be completely relaxed, anxiety-free, may sleep, but will be responsive to simple directions. Milder than general anesthesia, twilight sedation leads to a shorter recovery period after surgery.
Sedation dentistry has been proven to be a safe and effective way for many patients to receive dental treatment. Without sedation, blood pressure tends to rise. With sedation, studies show that surgery becomes safer by reducing blood pressure during the procedure.
The time it takes for the sedatives to wear off depends on the method of sedation. However, since being under sedation causes drowsiness, we recommend that a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment. After your treatment, you will not want to drive, drink alcohol, or operate machinery.