Types of Sedation We Offer
Oral Sedation —You simply take a pill about an hour before your appointment that makes you drowsy, and you will be completely relaxed during the procedure. You will need someone to drive you to and from the office.
IV sedation—Sedation drugs are administered intravenously before your procedure. Dr. Amalfitano can control exactly how much sedative is administered into the bloodstream taking the guesswork out of sedation.
Nitrous oxide—A colorless, odorless gas is inhaled. Dr. Amalfitano can control the amount of sedative minute to minute and just minutes after the gas is stopped the patient will feel completely normal and able to drive home.
Local anesthetic—A numbing agent is injected into your cheeks and gums. This method is also used to eliminate pain in emergency situations.
Dr. Joseph Amalfitano has been practicing for 28 years and has been a sedation dentist in Traverse City, MI, for the past 20 years. He is proud to provide his patients with competent sleep dentistry and is confident he can help you with your dental fear. Call our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you.