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Sedation

PerioClinik has several types of sedation available if you're nervous or anxious about your periodontal treatment.

Sedation

Patients who suffer from anxiety at the dental office can rest comfortably during an appointment at PerioClinik. Our clinic offers sedation options for your dental procedure, including oral sedation, laughing gas, and IV Sedation.
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Why Sedation?

Reduces stress during procedures
For patients with strong gag reflexes
For patients who get uncomfortable sitting for long periods
The surgeon can work faster
Helps ensure that your experience is as painless as possible

What to Expect

You won't be asleep during IV sedation therapy
You'll be completely comfortable and relaxed
You'll still be able to breathe on your own and follow the doctors’ verbal cues
The next day, you'll only recall vague details of your experience
You'll be thrilled with the appearance of your smile!

What are the different types of sedation?

01. Oral Sedation
Oral sedation does not involve any needles or injections but pills. This is used for patients who experience mild anxiety or have trouble getting numb. However, you will need someone to drive you home if you decide to go with this option. You should take the pill an hour before the appointment and it will make you feel drowsy.
02. Laughing Gas
Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is one of the most commonly used methods of sedation. It is a colorless and odorless gas that makes patients feel euphoric and relaxed after just a few minutes of inhaling.
03. IV Sedation
IV sedation dentistry refers to a procedure in which Dr. Fokam administers sedative medication through the vein. Not only does sedation therapy help you enjoy a pain-free, relaxing dental experience, but it can also help the periodontist achieve optimal results in a shorter time.
04. Preparing for Treatment
Before administering treatment, Dr. Fokam will perform a health evaluation to ensure that you are a good candidate for this form of treatment. During the evaluation, Dr. Fokam may check your blood pressure and heart rate in addition to examining your teeth and gums. Be sure to inform Dr. Fokam about any drugs or supplements you are taking to prevent possible dangerous interactions with the sedative medication. Overall, the process is very safe and a great option for people with dental fear or anxiety.

Pre & Post-Op Instructions

Download our pre-operatory and post-operatory instructions for your sedation treatment.

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