Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation (“Happy Pill Sedation”)

Our office offers our patients the option of Oral Sedation, also referred to as Dental Non-Intravenous Anesthesia, or “Happy Pill” for their dental treatment. This is what sets our office apart from other dental practices; it is our niche.

Oral Sedation helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed for you under oral sedation, if you so desire. It is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as least likely to remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. Oral sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You will not be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.

If you choose the option of oral sedation you will be monitored by Dr. Denissenko, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

Some patients with medical conditions and/or on specific drug regimens may only be lightly sedated and may not sleep at all.

The goal of Oral sedation is to use medication to get the most or all treatments completed as quick as possible with no Patient anxiety interference. At any time an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medications if necessary.

Along with Oral sedation there is also nitrous oxide analgesia or nitrous oxide in combination with oral sedation – basically we can tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Once again, all modalities are administered and monitored by Dr. Denissenko in the safety and comfort 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. Denissenko is dedicated to treating elderly patients with care and commitment to comfort and health.

Elderly patients as a group tend to avoid dental visits for a variety of reasons, including: more pressing medical concerns, anxiety about treatment, the hardship of transportation, or fixed incomes. Once their oral health has reached an unmanageable point, fear and embarrassment further keep these patients away from the dentist.

For elderly patients embarrassed or fearful of their current oral state, sedation dentistry provides the opportunity for Dr. Denissenko to treat these conditions while the patient remains relaxed and unaware until “awaking” to an improved oral state!

At RICHLAND NORTHEAST DENTAL, PA, we provide the expertise, state-of-the-art-equipment, and dedication necessary to ensuring great oral care for our patients.

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

If you suffer from dental phobia – fear no more! At RICHLAND NORTHEAST DENTAL, PA, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, Dr. Denissenko will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.