Patients have become more aware of the importance of periodontal health and the consequences if the disease is left untreated.
Although there is a higher awareness, many patients experience fear or anxiety concerning treatment. In addition to refined treatment techniques we offer conscious sedation to make your treatment more comfortable and a more pleasurable experience.
For many of our patients this option has eased their minds and provided those with the means to seek periodontal treatment that may otherwise have been avoided. Dr. Abufaris may recommend conscious sedation as a method of anxiety control to help you feel more comfortable during your procedure.
Conscious sedation is a safe, drug-induced state in which you are conscious and very relaxed. Dr. Abufaris has been trained to offer you this option. Conscious sedation is different than general anesthesia and does not carry the inherent risks associated with general anesthesia. There are several ways that Dr. Abufaris may administer conscious sedation and he will discuss your options with you. Also, if you elect to use only an Oral Sedative, it is still necessary to have a ride to and from the office
Our goal is to help make your periodontal treatment relaxed and as comfortable as possible.