As a general dentistry office we see patients from age 1 to 101. Dr. Bartels can perform a variety of services: restorations, crowns, bridges and beyond. In the event that you need a specialist we will refer you to a trusted colleague. We use digital x‐rays to provide you, the patient, with the best care possible. Digital x‐rays expose you to less radiation than traditional x‐rays and provide a clearer image. Digital x‐rays allow the doctor to see small cavities hiding in tight spaces or under pervious restorations, infections in the bone, periodontal disease, tumors, abscesses and cysts.
– Dental Implants
– Inlays & Onlays
– Teeth Whitening
– Implant Retained Dentures
What types of drugs are used in oral procedural sedation?
Most of the drugs used in sedation dentistry are classified as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines reduce anxiety, muscle spasms, insomnia and seizures. Each medication has a different half-life, meaning that the effects last for varying amounts of time. The estimated length of the procedure determines which type of drug is going to be most effective.
Here are some of the most common drugs used in oral conscious sedation:
Valium® – This sedative has amnesic properties and a long half-life. It is usually used for time-consuming, complex procedures.
Ativan® – This sedative is best known for reducing anxiety. It has amnesic properties and a medium halflife. Ativan is typically used for treatments shorter than two hours.
If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our office.