Dr. LeRoy Horton of
Affordable Dental Care & Implant Center
Get months and years of dental work done in one to two appointments.
Experience dentistry like you never have – without feeling pain, experiencing unpleasant sights or smells. Safe intravenous (IV) and oral (pill) sedation is available in our office which puts you in a very relaxed “twilight state” for anxiety free dental visits. Any procedure can be done under IV and oral sedation! Traditionally, people who are having teeth removed from their mouth or implants put in, have been sedated on a routine basis; however, now with the advancement of extremely safe and wonderful drugs like Midazolam and Fentanyl (given IV form), and Midazolam, Triazolam & Lorazepam (given orally) you can undergo sedation for almost any procedure – from impressions to deep cleanings to fillings and crowns.
What does it feel like? Will I be asleep?
A lot of dental offices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” when talking about IV (and oral) sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. In reality, you remain conscious during IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your doctor – so we call it a “twilight state” instead. However, you may not remember much about what went on because of two factors: firstly, in most people, IV (and pill) sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on. Secondly, the drugs used for IV (and pill) sedation can produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps nothing at all, of what happened. So, it may indeed appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.