Sedation Dentistry is like a dream for many people. Sedation dentistry is great for those who want to smile with confidence. Dental sedation is the answer for people with a fear of dental treatment yet who wish to chew their dinner without fear of their teeth hurting. View videos of what our patients say in their own words here.
The ability of a few very select dentists to be so highly trained they can safely and predictably achieve a blissful, relaxed sleep-like state for their patients AND also perform the dentistry that their patients need, is an uncommon and unique service in dentistry.
More unique and beneficial to patients is our ability to perform a myriad of dental services while you are asleep, such as:
- Root canals
- Cosmetic fillings
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (tooth extractions, biopsies, dental implants)
- Periodontics (gum disease treatments)
- Implants and Crowns
These fortunate patients treated with sedation dentistry, usually have no memory of the entire dental treatment experience, due to the amnesic nature of the medications utilized.
There are a lot of dentists who have taken a “weekend course” and learned to give their patients a few pills to relax them. This approach is unpredictable at best and dangerous at worst for a multitude of reasons. Such dentists lack the training, experience and years of formal specialized hands on patient care of their more highly trained colleagues with actual hospital operating room experience. Dr. Peltzer has spent months training in hospital operating rooms to achieve the much higher level of advanced training of a Dentist Anesthesiologist.
Unlike most other sedation dentists, we monitor:
- Your EKG wave form continuously on a special hospital grade monitor
- Your breath by breath carbon dioxide production via “Capnography”technology
- Respiratory rate and heart rate and blood pressure
- We listen continuously with a specially designed stethoscope (called a pre-tracheal stethoscope) to your every breath for any early signs of breathing issues
- We monitor your oxygen intake percentage
- The oxygen level of your blood with a pulse oximeter
- Body temperature
Imagine not even knowing that your oral surgery is being performed. Try to envision how great it would be to be sedated for several hours (while you are completely unaware of your surroundings) and all your dental needs are being corrected in just one or two visits.
At ConnecticutSedationDentistry we perform such miracles for our patients each day, every day. For your safety we hold Basic Life Support Certification and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification.
If you are diabetic, we also monitor your blood sugar regularly throughout your appointment and are prepared to take any corrective action if necessary. We also utilize a diagnostic measurement known as a Plethesmograph to monitor perfusion (proper blood flow) to your arteries during sedation just as we do in the operating room.
Our valued patients deserve the very best that sedation dentistry has to offer.