By Thomas Peltzer, DMD, Sedation Dentistry and Anesthesia in CT
Sedation Dentistry is a major treatment modality in helping people with a fear of the dentist in CT. There are a few forms of dental sedation and you’ll want to know about the pros and cons of each technique to make the best choice to be treated by a painless and quality, highly experienced sedation dentist in CT.
Oral sedation, where you take pills of sedatives, is the least effective method. You would NEVER consider this method to be of high quality in a Surgical Center or Hospital. Often the dentist practicing oral sedation has taken a one or two day, weekend lecture only course, to learn sedation dentistry. Would you want to have an medical anesthesiologist put you to sleep if that was the full extent of their training? I think NOT!
Oral sedation is a slow and risky procedure for several reasons. Rather than enumerate all of them, the most salient weakness of oral sedation is that if you become too sedated, the dentist will not be able to reverse the process and wake you up. Nor will this oral sedation dentist have emergency medical knowledge, experience and advanced training to treat the various emergency medical conditions they may need to treat during the sedation dentistry process. Blood pressure problems or insufficient breathing are two examples of potential issues easily corrected by Dr. Peltzer due to his advanced training.
Secondly, many patients who require sedation dentistry to have their dental problems corrected, have numerous medical problems; the vast majority of oral sedation dentists simply do not have the advanced experience and medical training to safely relax you, administer emergency medications or fine tune the level of sedation you, as a specific individual, require to be safely and comfortably treated.
IV Sedation Dentists and Dentist Anesthesiologists
Dentist Anesthesiologists have extensive hands on training and experience to quickly, comfortably and safely sedate you or put you into a profound state of relaxation with no memory of the experience.
Months and years of study go into the training of expert sedation dentists, to know how to formulate a specific protocol tailored to each patient’s specific needs and medical situation. This advanced knowledge comes after years of formal training and experience with thousands of patients under dental sedation.
At Gentle Dental Care in CT, we have a 100 percent safety record. We treat patients who are referred to us by many dentists from across CT, NY, NJ and MA on a regular basis. Often the dentists referring patients to us have already tried oral sedation on their patient and for any of multiple reasons have failed to adequately eliminate the patients fears. Usually these oral (read pill) sedation dentists have only served to highten their patients anxiety about dentistry.
We practice state of the art, fully monitored IV sedation dentistry in a sterile environment with a full complement of highly trained nurses because your safe, dental sedation experience is paramount.
Dr. Peltzer, with his extensive formal training has safely sedated thousands of patients. As a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Dr. Peltzer has years of training and experience for your benefit. Dr. Peltzer routinely participates in more than 15 times the minimum required amount of advanced continuing education for dentists in CT.
Dr. Thomas Peltzer can be contacted at www.ConnecticutSedationDentist.com or visited on Google + at: https://plus.google.com/b/113029070769174794922/113029070769174794922/posts