Sedation Dentistry & Surgery
- IV Sedation
- Wisdom Teeth Extractions
- Bone Grafting
For mild to moderate levels of anxiety an oral tablet can be taken before the dental appointment that will relax and calm the patient during dental treatment. The patient will be awake during the procedure in a relaxed state.
For Severe Levels of anxiety an IV (Intravenous) is placed on the patient and medication administered causing the patient to sleep during dental treatment and will wake up after the procedure is completed.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
What is a wisdom teeth extraction?
When wisdom teeth are prevented from erupting into the mouth properly, they are referred to as impacted. Impacted teeth can result in infection, decay of adjacent teeth, gum disease or formation of a cyst or tumor from the follicle, which forms the crown of the tooth. Many dentists recommend removal of impacted wisdom teeth to prevent potential problems.
What happens after the extraction?
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient’s own body or an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. The graft not only replaces missing bone, but also helps your body to regenerate its own bone.
This new bone growth strengthens the grafted area by forming a bridge between your existing bone and the graft material. This bone loss can be reversed. Over time your own newly formed bone will replace much of the grafted material.