Dental Anesthesia Associates,
Linwood Office


Sedation Dentistry

Intravenous anesthesia

Our office offers our patients the choice ofIntravenous anesthesia, also described as Dental Intravenous Anesthesia for their dental treatment. This Is what sets our workplace apart from other dentist practices; it’s our niche.

Intravenous anesthesia is going to help you to keep you calm and relaxed during your dental procedures. Your treatment could be completed for you underIntravenous anesthesia if you desire.Intravenous anesthesia or “IV sedation” is created to better allow you to undergo your tooth processes while you’re extremely calm. It is going to enable you to tolerate and not remember those methods which could be extremely uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will basically help relieve the strain associated with your treatment. You might not always be asleep though you are going to be comfy, relaxed, along with relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.

In case you choose the option ofIntravenous anesthesia your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered as well as monitored by Dr. Thurm and his professional staff, thus eliminating the cost of getting your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

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How is the IV Sedation Administered?

A thin needle will be introduced into a vein in your hand or arm. The needle will be attached to an intravenous tube through which medication will be given to help you feel comfortable and relax. At times a person’s vein may not have the ability to sustain a needle for the length of the process. In this case, the medicines will be administered and the needle retrieved. Both scenarios will achieve the same desired amount of conscious sedation. Once again some patients may be asleep while others will slip in and out of sleep. Some patients with health conditions and/or on certain drug regimens might simply be lightly sedated and may not sleep at all.

The objective of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment finished. With IV sedation, a continuous “drip” is maintained through the intravenous tube. At any time an antidote may be administered to reverse the consequences of the medications if needed. IV sedation is incredibly safe!

Along with IV sedation there’s also different “levels” of sedation available to you in our office. There’s nitrous oxide analgesia and nitrous oxide or oral sedation in conjunction with oral sedation –basically we can tailor the anesthesia to meet your needs. Once more, all modalities are administered as well as monitored by Dr. Thurm within the comfort and safety of our office environment.

Sedation dentistry is also a great option for the elderly, the disabled, or simply- the fearful!

Sedation Dentistry for the Elderly

As we age, our oral health becomes more important than ever. Periodontal disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, which affects nearly every part of our daily lives. To lead full and active lives, we need our teeth and gums. They allow us to enjoy food, support speech and good conversation, and facilitate digestion. Dr. Thurm is dedicated to treating elderly patients with care and commitment to comfort and health.

As we grow older, our oral health becomes much more critical than before. Periodontal disease is able to result in tooth and bone loss, which impacts almost every aspect of our daily lives. To lead active and full lives, we need our gums and teeth. They allow us to appreciate food, good conversation and support speech, as well as facilitate digestion. Dr. Thurm is focused on treating elderly individuals with commitment and care to health and comfort.

Elderly people as a group are more likely to stay away from going to the dentist and that’s due to various reasons, including: more urgent health concerns, anxiety about healing, the hardship of transportation, or perhaps fixed incomes. Once their oral health has come to an unmanageable point, embarrassment and fear further keep these individuals from the dental office.

For elderly patients embarrassed or afraid of their current oral state, sedation dentistry offers the chance for Dr. Thurm to cure these conditions while the individual remains calm and not aware until “awaking” to a much better oral state!

Sedation Dentistry for the Disabled

It might be particularly difficult for individuals with disabilities to get access to proper dental hygiene. They need to see a dental professional who’s compassionate and skilled, and that could offer services for which certain dentists might not be qualified. At Dental Anesthesia Associates, LLC, we provide the expertise, state-of-the-art-equipment, and dedication to assisting special-needs patients necessary to ensuring great oral care for our patients.

Disabled people may experience added difficulties in maintaining their oral health. Their disability might make it hard to brush or floss regularly; they might also suffer a serious gag reflex, or dry mouth as a consequence of drugs. Dr. Thurm meets these issues with sedation dentistry for the disabled. Dr. Thurm is skilled in anesthesia for special needs patients, and can ease the fear related to out-of-control dental hygiene with a single visit.

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia
is a true, often strong reality for thousands of people. Negative dental experiences, fear of drills or needles, and serious gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extremely nervous when thinking about going to the dental office.

In case you suffer from tooth phobia, fear no more! At Dental Anesthesia Associates, LLC, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff members deal with you with care and delicacy, but IV sedation will enable you to feel dentistry in a totally new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, Dr. Thurm will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.