Sedation Endodontics Fairport, Rochester and Canandaigua NY
Dr. Lepore and his entire team are certified by the state and have advanced training in several forms of sedation endodontics including:
- Local Anesthetics
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- IV Sedation
- General Anesthetics.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide Sedation, often called “laughing gas” is a very effective way for Dr. Lepore to help you stay relaxed and comfortable during a dental procedure. It is a very light form of sedation, which works fast and wears off quickly. During the procedure you will feel extremely relaxed with a sensation that has been described as “dreamy”, but you will remain awake. Once the nitrous oxide is turned off, patients usually feel normal again within minutes and can almost always drive themselves home after the appointment.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, fear of pain, gag reflex, as well as those who just don’t like the sounds, smells or sensations of dentistry, in-office IV sedation can be very effective and safe for endodontic and implant procedures.
Unlike general anesthesia, which is also delivered intravenously, IV Sedation in dentistry is a form of Conscious Sedation where the patient is never completely asleep. Rather IV Sedation can be described as a very relaxed sleep-like state.
IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on around you. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first takes effect until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all.
General Anesthetics is available for patients who want to be “completely out” during dental procedures. This sedation is done in our office under the care of an anesthesiologist.