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Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is used for multiple reasons, including making the patient comfortable during long or invasive procedures, to calm anxious patients, or to reduce severe gag reflexes. The type and intensity of the sedation we use depends on the situation, including patient preference, invasiveness of the procedure, and the level of anxiety of the patient. There are two different types of sedation we use in our office: oral sedation and intravenous sedation.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is considered a mild to moderate form of sedation and is often sufficient to calm and relax an anxious patient. Oral medication is administered before the procedure begins, typically 60 minutes beforehand and often times taken at home. A driver is required to transport the patient to and from our office.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous sedation can range from mild to deep sedation. Patients that consider intravenous sedation usually have a profound fear of dental procedures, do not want to be awake for long dental procedures/surgery, have limited jaw opening or severe gag reflexes, or suffer from mental disability/cognitive impairment. A thorough medical review is conducted prior to intravenous sedation. Dietary restrictions prior to the scheduled appointment must be followed and a driver is always required to transport the patient home.

At our office, it is our goal to ensure the safety and comfort of every patient, from young children to seniors, which is why we offer different levels of sedation to meet the needs of the whole family. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, please feel free to call us.

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Lisa Gitelson, DMD
14300 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 985-8945
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