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WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?

We use sedation to allow you to receive dental care through deeply relaxing and non-threatening appointments.

You are relaxed and comfortable as you sleep through your dental appointment.
Before any dental procedures, you will be given sedative medications which make you deeply relaxed and unaware of the procedures as they are being completed. You are closely monitored throughout the appointment.  Sedative medications may be added in increments to keep the level of sedation safe and effective.  Following the appointment, you will recover quickly from the medications with no memory of the treatment completed.
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WHAT TYPE IS SEDATION IS BEST FOR ME?

At Smile to Smile family and sedation Dentistry, we want our patients to have the safest and most predictable sedation process.  This is why, in most cases, we recommend Intravenous (IV) Sedation.

Most Recommended

When sedation is needed or requested, IV Sedation is most recommended by physicians and hospitals.  Because each patient responds differently to sedative medications, it is important to be able to fine tune the sedation to each individual.

Safest and Most Predictable

Using an IV achieves the most predictable sedation.  This means that the onset and level of sedation can be controlled very accurately.  There is no extended waiting time for the onset of sedation and no guesswork involved in achieving a safe and effective level of sedation.  IV Sedation gives the best assurance that each patient will have a successful sedation and a comfortable appointment.

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WHO WILL PERFORM MY SEDATION?

Your sedation is performed and monitored at all times by Dr. Grandison

MEMBER: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology       

Dr. Grandison is an experienced Dental Surgeon with years of experience as a Dental Anesthetist.  She has performed many successful sedations for her patients.  As a leading provider of Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Grandison is often called on to provide IV sedation for other sedation dentists in the Dover, Delawasre area.

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HOW DOES THE SEDATION PROCESS WORK?

Consultation and review
Treatment begins with a complete review of the your medical history, and a meeting with Dr. Grandison to discuss your treatment and concerns.  Consultations with your physician(s) regarding all medical conditions and medications are completed when necessary.

Your questions are answered
You will meet with Dr. Grandison and our professional staff to answer your questions.  You will be given all the information you will need to properly prepare for your sedation appointment.  At Smile to Smile Family and Sedation Dentistry, we want you to have all of your questions and concerns addressed completely.

Your appointment
Before any dental procedures are begun, an IV will be started for you to quickly put you into a deeply relaxed state.  You are monitored by Dr. Grandison and team with the help of hospital grade monitoring equipment to ensure that your level of sedation is kept safe and constant throughout your appointment. Once your dental care is completed you will  recover quickly from the sedation.  You will be pleasantly surprised and very happy to find that your appointment is over and your treatment has been successfully completed.

After your appointment
At the conclusion of your dental treatment we will continue to monitor and observe you, to determine when you may be safely released to the person responsible for your ride home.  You may feel capable of driving yourself, but your safety is our most important concern.  For your sedation appointment, you will need to arrange to have a family member or other responsible adult drive you home from your appointment