It is common for patients to have dental anxiety. This can be rooted in negative past experiences or from a fear of the unknown. In a lot of cases, dental anxiety causes patients to avoid regular dental visits until their health declines or an emergency strikes. Our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Gradwell, and our team understand your fears and continuously work to create an environment where all patients feel comfortable and welcome.
Our practice focuses on periodontal care and implant dentistry services. Every member of our team is caring and compassionate. We take the time to get to know you, your goals for your oral health, and the ways we can make your visits into a positive experience. One of the ways we can help you relieve your dental anxiety is through IV Sedation. In addition, for those who require a helping hand with their fear of the dentist, oral sedation may be your choice of stress relief.
We Provide a Caring, Supportive Environment for You
Our practice was founded on the idea of providing each patient with compassionate, caring services. Each of our staff members is patient and in tune to your needs. We genuinely care about you and your goals for your oral health. You can count on us to take the time to explain your treatment options, what to expect, and what the recovery process is like. We want to eliminate all surprises and help you feel like you are the only patient in our office.
Why Choose Our IV Sedation Services
• You will be conscious during the procedure, but will feel extremely relaxed, and may drift in and out of sleep
• You will remember very few details of the actual procedure
• Normal activities can be resumed the day following your treatment.
Qualified, Professional Care
Dr. Gradwell is certified by the state of Pennsylvania and trained at Montefiore Medical Center for i.v. sedation. It involves a moderate sedative administered directly to the bloodstream. The sedative we use, Versed, has been proven safe and effective for use during dental procedures. During the procedure, you will be conscious, but you will feel extremely relaxed, and you may drift in and out of sleep. With IV sedation, you can expect to remember few details of the actual procedure, and normal activities can be resumed the day following your treatment.