Sedation Dentistry

Dubuque Dentist- Sedation Dentistry

Exceptional Dentistry has been offering sedation dentistry for several years.  Sedation dentistry provides relief to people who have been avoiding the dentist for years– even decades– out of fear and anxiety.

Sedation dentistry is proving to be a smile-saver for millions of Americans.

Medical science is taking note of links between poor dental hygiene and serious illnesses– such as cardiovascular disease and even some cancers.   That is why it is so important for people in the Tri State area to know that they no longer have to fear dental treatment such as root canals, crowns, fillings, dental anesthetic, and deep cleanings.  Sedation dentistry allows a patient to relax during an appointment.  Once a patient is relaxed, many dental procedures can be completed.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Both oral sedation and IV sedation are offered in our Dubuque Dental office.  Oral sedation involves taking a pill that will relax a person for the duration of his or her appointment.  IV sedation allows for the precise delivery of medication through an IV placed at the beginning of the appointment.  IV sedation is fast-acting and can be adjusted quickly according to the patient’s needs.

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) provides IV sedation in our office in the presence of a dentist with a moderate sedation permit.  This puts patients at ease for their dental appointments.

Once the patient is relaxed, Dr. Kristen Berning or Dr. Alexia Oetken is able to complete many dental procedures in one visit.  A sedated patient will have little to no memory of his or her appointment.

If anxiety is affecting your dental health or appearance, sedation dentistry may be the answer to making your smile dreams come true. Techniques used in sedation dentistry are safe and effective in eliminating dental anxiety.  Then you can relax completely and have a pain-free visit.

Exceptional Dentistry provides complete family, cosmetic, tooth whitening, implant, orthodontic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL areas.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristen Berning or Dr. Alexia Oetken please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.

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