Sedation Dentistry in Portland, Oregon

We offer our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation for their surgery treatment.

Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable when undergoing your oral surgery procedure. Your treatment can be completed under intravenous sedation, if you so desire. Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” (twilight sedation) is designed to better enable you to undergo your surgical procedures while being very relaxed. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be totally asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, — a “twilight sleep”. Most patient remember very little of their surgical experience.

The goal of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible, titrating the medication to each individual’s needs. With IV sedation, a constant “drip” is maintained via an intravenous tube allowing for replacement fluids that were lost during the preparation period of not eating or drinking prior to the procedure.

Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will probably stay awake but may not be able to speak.

Conscious sedation lets you recover quickly and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.

Can I drive home after my surgery?

No. Even though many patients will feel quite awake and unaffected by the anesthetics after the surgery, the bodies’ reflexes will continue to be influenced for a minimum of 24 hours. Therefore it is mandatory the patient not drive or operate heavy machinery for a minimum of 24 hours.

Sedation for the Fearful

Oral surgery phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous experiences, fear of needles, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon.

If you suffer from oral surgery phobia — fear no more! Our Dentists are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation, general anesthesia, or inhalation anesthesia will allow you to experience oral surgery in a whole new way!

Our Dentists specialize in Oral Surgery at all our dental offices including Hillsboro, NE Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie and Lake Oswego.