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Sedation Options


 At Raptou Family Dental, we strive to provide our patients with the best possible experience. We understand that going to the dentist can be a cause of fear and anxiety, even in something as routine as a cleaning. For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry to our patients who suffer from fear and anxiety while in the dental chair.

Local Anesthetic: The Wand


We pride ourselves in our ability to offer the easiest experience you will ever have getting numb for your dental procedures.

We know that this is one of the biggest fears that you may have coming to the dentist, and we offer a solution.

At Raptou Family Dental, we use The Wand to deliver our anesthetic, which has several benefits:
•  Anesthetic delivered slowly using a computer, no fast injections.
•  Anesthetic cartridges can be reloaded like an IV, saving you from multiple unnecessary injections.
•  Very thin syringes compared to traditional injection techniques.

At Raptou Family Dental, this has been a game-changer in the way we provide patients with a comfortable experience.

Allow us to show you how easy dentistry can be.

Nitrous Oxide (Conscious) Sedation


Nitrous Oxide is one of the longest standing safe means of sedation throughout history.

During the procedure, you will be awake and responsive, breathing both Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide. The levels can be titrated until we find the most comfortable spot for you.

The benefits of Nitrous Oxide:
•  Safe and effective with no side effects on respiratory/cardiovascular system in otherwise healthy individuals
•  Easily reversible and safe to drive afterwards
•  Minimizes gag reflex
•  Provides a relaxing sensation and additional pain relief
•  Safe for both children and adults

Don’t let anxiety be a barrier to receiving the care that you deserve, we would love to help you.

Oral (Conscious) Sedation


Oral sedation dentistry allows us to alleviate anxiety without the use of intravenous IV needles.

One hour prior to the appointment, you will take a small pill that will make you drowsy. By the time you are here, you will be feeling relaxed and calm. Please have someone that can drive you to and from your appointment.

Throughout the procedure, we will monitor your vital signs to ensure your health and safety.

IV (Conscious) Sedation


IV Conscious Sedation is very effective for managing severe dental anxiety. We never want anxiety and fear to prevent someone from the treatment that they need. IV Conscious Sedation may be the answer.

IV (intravenous) Conscious Sedation is a method that involves administering a medication directly into the blood stream using a needle by an anesthesiologist. This method is very effective as the anesthesiologist can control exactly how much is administered. All your vitals are measured and recorded throughout the entire procedure.

IV sedation is an effective method because it places you in a “twilight” state, somewhere between consciousness and sleep. While we can communicate with you during the procedure, the medications leave patients in a state of amnesia. As a result, patients do not remember their procedure.

Talk with Dr. Raptou during your initial consultation to learn more about your sedation options!

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment


If you are looking for a more comfortable, even relaxing experience, you have come to the right place! Call (614) 427-0449 to schedule your consultation appointment today!
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