We understand that some of our patients may have some anxiety when it comes to dental care and you’re not alone. The National Institute of Health reports that 50% of all Americans avoid the dentist and they stated that fear is one of the primary reasons. At Ferdos Family Dental, we understand how real this fear can be and we work extremely hard to make certain that you have the most comfortable and positive experience possible. That is why we are excited to offer sedation dentistry for our patients who would like a little more comfort while receiving dental treatment. Fear or anxiety about dental care should not hinder you from having the beautiful healthy smile you deserve. We offer our patients various options of comfortable, safe and effective sedation dentistry.
Sedation is a safe and effective option that can eliminate any fear or anxiety that you might have about going to the dentist. You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you:
- Experience anxiety or fear when at the dentist
- Need extra help getting numb in order to not feel pain
- Have put off important dental treatment because of fear
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Develop jaw strain during dental procedures
- Need extensive dental treatment
- Need oral surgery
Oral sedation is typically recommended for patients with mild anxiety and for shorter procedures. The prescribed oral sedative is taken prior to the dental appointment to help you relax during your selected dental procedure. With oral sedation, you will be awake, but in a relaxed state and closely monitored to ensure you are completely safe and comfortable during your dental procedure. Both Dr. Mark Ferdos and Dr. Meg Ferdos have received training to perform oral sedation.
I.V. sedation is usually reserved for patients with severe anxiety, extensive dental care needs, or for surgical dental procedures. I.V. sedation gives us precise control over relaxation levels so that we can tailor the sedation to your specific needs. During the procedure, you will be in a totally relaxed state and most patients will sleep through the appointment even though it is not general anesthesia. With I.V. sedation you will:
- Have no memory of the procedure
- Be totally relaxed and comfortable
- Have no fear or anxiety during the treatment
Dr. Mark Ferdos has completed extensive training and is Board Certified to provide I.V. sedation for dentistry. Schedule a consultation today to see if safe and effective sedation dentistry is right for you!
Ferdos Family Dental
The doctors and staff at Ferdos Family Dental are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care for our patients in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We treat each patient as if they are a family member and give you the special attention that you deserve. Our doctors and staff are friendly, skilled and highly trained. We take great pride in the comfort of our patients and we will do everything possible to ensure your safety and well-being. We use the latest technology and best proven procedures to provide you with the best possible outcome at an affordable price.
Our team works extremely hard to ensure that you can receive the dental care that you need. We will work with your dental insurance company to ensure you receive your maximum benefit to help with the financial burden of your dental care. We accept all major credit cards and offer six months interest free financing through Care Credit! Whether you are here for a routine dental cleaning or I.V. Sedation, we will put our best foot forward to provide you with the best possible care at every appointment.
If you are interested in I.V. Sedation or any other of our services, give us a call and schedule an appointment!