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A root canal can be intimidating.

Let us put you at ease with our sedation options so you can feel relaxed during your appointment! At Snow Endodontics, your comfort is our priority! Not only is our office a relaxing, tranquil environment to ease your anxiety and worries but we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, and Conscious Moderate IV sedation. Conscious Sedation is a state-of-the-art technique for the comprehensive control of pain and anxiety in dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry.

IV Sedation’s superior results make it the method of choice for the highly fearful dental patient or those patients who would prefer not to be aware of what was going on before, during, or after the procedure, and would prefer to have very little memory of the procedure. It’s extremely safe when administered by qualified providers.

To perform these advanced sedative techniques special training and clinical experience is required. Approval to perform IV Sedation requires the office to be specially equipped with emergency equipment and medications. This includes an ECG monitor to observe your heart rate, rhythm, and breathing.

During treatment, you will feel extremely comfortable

You will feel comfortable at all times. You will be in a clam, relaxed state but will be responsive to verbal commands. Patients often comment that they felt like they were asleep throughout the procedure. You will be given a local anesthetic for the work in your mouth after the sedative is administered.

Following the treatment, it is unlikely you will remember the actual dental procedure. You will be groggy and unsteady and therefore MUST have a responsible ADULT drive you home and be your escort throughout the day. Patients should not drive a vehicle, operate dangerous equipment, take narcotics, or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after receiving IV Sedation.

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