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Sedation Dentistry

From John Sartorio, DMD, serving the Pittsburgh area.

If you fear or dislike going to the dentist, your life could be changed by simply reading this. Oral sedation dentistry is changing the way many people get their dental care. No longer will you need to be tense or uncomfortable during dental work. The magic of this unmatched comfort is in a little blue pill.

The pill is taken an hour before the procedure and additional medication can be given throughout the procedure as needed to obtain a level of sedation that will allow complex dental procedures to be performed in perfect comfort. Because of the amnesiac properties of the medication, there is little or no memory of the visit. We can maintain a good level of sedation for six hours or more, allowing us to correct significant dental problems in as little as one visit.

Once you've experienced sedation dentistry, you will never be afraid to go to the dentist again. You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were sleeping. You will wake up refreshed, with little to no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatments in one or two visits. We can replace crowns and dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth,and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need,easily and quickly. Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain.


People fear the dentist for many reasons. Perhaps they had a bad experience as a child. Many people have difficulty getting numb and get frustrated when the dentist does not believe them. Some people hate the shots and needles as well as the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care. Gag reflexes can also make dental treatments into a very stressful situation. To top it all, many people are embarrassed that they have these problems. Patients who can relate to any or all of these reasons are a good candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry.

Other types of patients that benefit from Oral Sedation Dentistry are people who need a large amount of dental work. They may have busy schedules that prevent many short visits. Patients also find that the level of post-treatment soreness is greatly reduced by Oral Sedation. Many patients having cosmetic treatment opt to have sedation because the visits can be quite long. Imagine waking up to a brand new, beautiful smile.