Sedation Dentistry

A large number of individuals are so nervous or fearful of going to the dentist, many of them don’t go at all. This can have serious effects on your oral health, as well as keep you from having better-looking teeth. Dr. Renee Kurtz offers sedation (sleep) dentistry to relieve you of your dental anxiety and make your procedure virtually painless. With our sedation dentistry options, the time you spend with us can be comfortable, relaxing, and even pleasant!

Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Conscious sedation dentistry is a way of putting you in a state of extreme relaxation without IV sedation. It’s designed to help patients who avoid the dentist, or have dental anxiety, for reasons including:

• Fear of dentists/dental treatments
• Fear or discomfort with noises and tastes associated with dental care
• Fear of needles
• Sensitive teeth
• Trouble feeling numb after injections of Novocain
• Dental problems that may require longer treatment time in the dentist’s chair

These are just a few of the reasons why people may be so nervous about visiting the dentist that they don’t ultimately seek treatment. Conscious sedation dentistry aims to change that.
Conscious sedation dentistry involves taking a small pill about one hour before your appointment with Dr. Kurtz. You will already be feeling very drowsy by the time you arrive at our office, so you will need someone to drive you. You will not be completely asleep during your treatment, and you will be able to communicate with Dr. Kurtz at all times. Conscious sedation only mimics sleep by putting you in an intensely relaxed state.
During your treatment, your vital signs will be constantly monitored. After the procedure, you will likely not even remember the procedure taking place. Please contact our Cheshire office for more information on sedation dentistry or other procedures. 203-699-9705.