Dentistry is able to reach out and provide needed dental care
to those who otherwise would not receive it.
Dr. Ledner has received extensive training
from the world's leading Sedation Dentistry specialists.
We recognize that there are many reasons
why 50% of the U.S. population do not receive dental care,
but two of the most common reasons are:
- Extreme anxiety
- No time for multiple appointments
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry bridges the gap between new technology
and patient comfort. After an initial consultation, your Sedation
Dentistry appointment will be scheduled. You are given a small
pill to make you "snooze" through your dental appointment.
Even though you are not technically asleep, our patients describe
the experience as seeming to be asleep. You will have little
or no memory of the appointment. You will not even remember
any sounds or smells.
With Sedation Dentistry, you will find that your treatment
is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought
possible. You will be drowsy and unaware of the time passing
by. During the entire appointment you will be monitored continually
by our specially trained team of professionals.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is especially useful for adult patients
Sedation Dentistry is only for adult patients. Dr. Ledner will
schedule a consultation appointment first to answer any questions
and screen for any medical reasons you may not be eligible for
- Have high anxiety about dental visits
- Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Have TMJ troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended
- Are afraid of needles
- Have sensitive teeth
- Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care
- Simply do not have the time for multiple visits
What to Expect at a Sedation Dentistry Appointment.
You will take a small pill approximately 1 hour prior to
arriving at our office. You will need to have a companion
drive you to the office since you will not be able to drive
yourself. By the time you arrive at the office, you will feel
You will be escorted by our staff to a comfortable chair
and a small electronic sensor will be placed on your fingertip.
This sensor allows us to monitor your vital signs during the
entire procedure. When you are snoozing comfortably, Dr. Ledner
will begin your dental care. When the Doctor is finished with
your treatment, your companion will drive you home. You probably
will not even remember being at our office.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be very relaxed, but you will be able
to respond. You will probably not, however, remember
any of your visit.
Will I have an IV?
No tubes or needles are necessary for the sedation.
You just simply swallow a pill.
Does my companion have to stay at the office?
Your companion must drive you to our office for your
appointment and return you home afterwards. During the
actual procedure, your companion is free to stay, or
leave and come back to pick you up at the end of the
Is there an age limit?
Sedation Dentistry is recommended for adults age 18
to 80, but a careful screening will be performed, during
the consultation phase, for any medical conditions that
may prevent you from being a candidate.
Will I feel anything?
No, you will feel no discomfort.
How long will I be snoozing?
You will be sedated for 2 to 8 hours, depending on
your dental care needs.
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is intended to help you better understand dental conditions and procedures.
It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental care. If you have
specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.