Sedation for dental anxiety and periodontal surgery is part of the treatment process here at Palm Beach Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.
Our periodontal and implant surgeries are designed to be effective and promote rapid recovery. To ensure you rest through treatment, Dr. Lee R. Cohen and our team of clinical care professionals provide three-levels of sedation care. The types of sedation care we offer are oral conscious sedation, I.V. sedation, and general anesthesia.
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Cohen provides you with prescription medication. You will need to have a companion drive you to and from your periodontal care visit. Throughout your treatment appointment our clinical care team monitors your blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs. Once treatment is complete, your companion will need to drive you home and stay with you as you rest after care. Dr. Cohen will call to follow up and make sure you are comfortable. Our care team will stay in touch to monitor your health and wellbeing.
I.V. sedation helps you to rest in a twilight state through periodontal treatment. With I.V. sedation, sedatives are administered intravenously through your arm. Throughout your care experience, a certified medical professional monitors your I.V. placement, administration of medication, and your vital signs.
A common choice with periodontal surgeries, I.V. sedation keeps you comfortable and sleepy during care. It will be important to have a companion drive you to and from your care visit. Your companion needs to stay with you after care. Dr. Cohen will call you after surgery to follow up and see how you are doing.
Periodontal surgery, just like most surgeries, is intricate and sometimes complex. Dr. Cohen recommends general anesthesia for some surgical treatments and procedures. When general anesthesia is part of your periodontal care, a licensed anesthesiologist administers medication and monitors your vital signs throughout your surgery.
Before your surgery you will meet with Dr. Cohen to discuss your care plan, anticipated time for surgery, and how Dr. Cohen and his clinical colleagues will administer anesthesia. Dr. Cohen is conservative in his approach to care and incorporates dental technologies to minimize time under anesthesia.