Many people have a fear of dentistry and root canals. We can help you attain the goal of a healthy mouth by offering you oral conscious sedation.
Oral conscious sedation provides people a safe and effective means to help overcome this fear. There are no IVs or needles. You take some medicine the night before your appointment and we will give you some medicine when you arrive at the office. The protocols and medications we use are tailored to you and your health history. They are safe and there is even a medication to fully reverse the effects chairside. The most common side effects are hiccups and dry mouth. The hiccups only last a few moments and the dry mouth wears off with the medication.
To ensure the safety of our patients, there is continuous monitoring of vital signs with state of the art pulse oximeters and blood pressure is recorded every 5 minutes. Baseline readings are taken at the consultation appointment so we know what is normal for each patient.
Our doctors have completed extensive coursework which allows them to provide this service to you. Both doctors hold a New York State certificate for Enteral Conscious Sedation. Currently, Connecticut has no requirement. Our entire team has CPR/AED certification.
A consultation with Dr. Wong or Dr. Manders and a medical evaluation within six months from your physician is required. You will also need to be driven to and from our office. Please call us with questions.
Click here for the oral conscious sedation health questionnaire and forms.