Conscious Sedation

Many patients are fearful of dental treatment. Dr. Segal is trained and  licensed in Conscience Sedation.

With the safest techniques, Dr. Segal can make your treatment very comfortable. The fear of pain can be eliminated.

What is Conscious Sedation?

This type of sedation induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of an I.V. Patients,  with conscious sedation you are usually are able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to Dr. Segal. Usually there is some loss of memory of the procedure.

What happens after treatment?

Written postoperative care instructions are given to you to take home. You should not drive a vehicle, operate dangerous equipment or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after receiving conscious sedation. A follow-up phone call usually is made by Dr. Segal to check on the your condition and answer any remaining questions.

Can I have General Anesthesia?

Yes, for some very complex procedures, or if you are highly anxious, we have an anesthesiologist in the office to place you asleep under general anesthesia.

We can discuss options of anesthesia with the goal of selecting the one right for you. If you have any questions just give us a call.