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4000 Mitchellville Rd. Ste. 330B
Bowie, MD 20716
 
Sedation Dentistry - Cosmetic Dentistry
General Dentistry
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301-805-5551
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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry, also commonly known as sleep dentistry, consists of administering relaxation medications, so that patients like you can sleep dreamily through dental procedures and wake up at the end, remembering none, or very little of the appointment.  There are various levels of sedation, depending on your needs.  Some people prefer to be asleep throughout the appointment, while others would rather  be relaxed but  aware of their surroundings.  We can help you achieve the type of sedation that you desire, while improving your smile.

Why Do Many of our Patients Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is Safe

Dr. Moss is licensed by the state of Maryland to provide Intravenous Sedation services.  This licensure process requires that the dentist complete an extensive training program, pass an on-site evaluation, and have the necessary monitoring equipment, emergency equipment, and  emergency drugs available in the office. This process ensures that the  dentist has the necessary knowledge to perform the anesthesia and the ability to handle any emergencies.  Dr. Moss also stays up to date with new techniques and procedures by attending Continuing Education every year.  Dr. Moss and her dental team are all CPR certified and she keeps current with her ACLS (Advanced cardiac life support) training.


Sedation for Improved Dental Health

Patients can be sedated for routine dental cleanings or for more extensive dental care. For patients with anxiety, fears, gag-reflex issues or special needs, routine cleanings without sedation can be traumatic or even impossible. Sedation enables these patients to maintain good dental health that would not be possible otherwise with stress-free dentist visits. Those who need more  extensive dental work can get large amounts of work done while they  are asleep, in very few appointments.


Sedation can Save Time

We also see patients who only require sedation for more complex procedures. Sometimes patients who need extensive dental work done would like to get it all done in just one or two visits to the office. Sedation allows Dr. Moss to complete more work in less time for these patients.


We Utilize the Latest Monitoring Technology

Dr. Moss has kept up with the latest technology. When you are being treated, you will be monitored with an automatic blood pressure machine; a pulse oximeter, which measures the oxygen in your blood; and an EKG, which monitors your heart waves. We also have an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator, like the ones used on airplanes and in ambulances, in the event of an emergency.

Dr. Moss and a trained member of the team will always be with you, and closely observing you throughout your treatment. Your safety is very important to us.


Sedation Options

Dr. Moss offers a number of different sedation options. Every patient has different needs and we work hard to make sure we find the best fit. Dr. Moss is trained and certified to offer these sedation options:

  • Intravenous Sedation- IV Sedation -- You are restfully asleep throughout the entire procedure.
  • Intramuscular Sedation -- A slightly lighter sedation than above, you may wake up during the procedure.
  • Oral Sedation (Sedation Pill) -- A light sedation, many times used with nitrous oxide to calm anxiety, but many times you are not asleep.
  • Nitrous Oxide -- Also known as laughing gas, it is a light sedation, that makes you feel less anxious, yet you are still awake. It is a nice option if you only need minimal sedation, because you do not need someone to drive you home with this option.

  • Hospital Dentistry -- For patients needing full general anethesia, Dr. Moss has medical staff privilages at Anne Arurndel Medical Center to treat patients in a hospital setting. Most patients do not need this level of sedation, but we are happy to offer it when it is the right fit -- for instance, sometimes pediatiric or special needs patients require this level of care.


 


 
 

 


Sedation dentistry = pain free dentist visit.

Sedation Dentistry
We work hard to find the right fit for your needs. We want your visits to be stress free as well as pain free.

 

 

 

Many patients choose sedation dentistry for improved dental health.

Sedation Dentistry
Sedation Dentistry helps many people maintain dental health and a smile that they can feel great about.