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7:00 - 3:00
7:00 - 3:00
7:00 - 3:00

First Appointment Procedure
When you come into our office for the first time, you will be greeted by one of our doctors or assistants and interviewed privately. The doctor will talk with you about the challenges you have had in the past and what your specific fears are. After the doctor has reviewed your medical history with you and addressed any concerns you wish to discuss, a visual exam of your teeth will be completed. After the completion of that examination they will order the necessary x-rays to diagnose and recommend a treatment plan. Normally, we ask for a few days to give the doctor time to read the x-rays and recommend treatment. However, we have a significant number of patients who travel to see us. We make every effort to schedule appointments for the initial visit in the morning and have those patients from out of town return in the afternoon for the consultation visit. We want to avoid, if possible, having you travel more than necessary. We have found that many of our patients find it helpful at this second visit to bring with them a spouse or someone with whom they feel secure. It is at this time that we will discuss your insurance benefits (if indeed you have insurance) and present the options for your choice of treatment as well as discuss finances.

About Your Sedation Visit
You will be given a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. We ask that a friend or family member accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. You will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, your doctor and the experienced clinical team at Sedation Dental Care will take care of your dental needs. When your treatment is completed, your companion or care taker will escort you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

1-2 Appointments or 8-10?
General dentistry is very time consuming. Patients with complex dental problems are often depressed when told it will take 8-10 appointments over a period of several months to fix their teeth. This type of plan most often ends in failure for fearful patients who have been hurt by dentists in the past. They will go for one or two appointments to get out of pain and abandon the remaining treatment until they are in pain again. Many of you are well familiar with this scenario since you have gone through it several times. This results in a lifetime of pain and an inability to smile due to embarrassment. Sedation Dental Care enables us to complete the entire treatment in 1 or 2 appointments instead of 8 or 10. With this sedation you will feel like you have slept through your dental appointment.

Your concentration during your sedation is to relax and let our team and the medication take care of you. Our goal is to have you feel comfortable and well cared for. Medicines work differently for different people. The majority of our patients rest, snore, dream and then awaken to little or no memory of their appointments. Some people rest more lightly than others, yet are comfortable during the appointment. Trust us to keep you our #1 priority. We are the happiest when you are happy. We call this our win-win theory. We look forward to completing your dental treatment in a comfortable and effective manner. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Sedation Dental Care Team. You may call us at any time at 919-783-9686.



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SLEEP is Physiologic, Sedation is Pharmacologic.  SEDATON IS NOT SLEEP and we at Sedation Dental Care make no implication that the two are the same in any way. We are extensively trained in sedation and exceed the boards oral sedation requirements by 5 times. We are qualified to sedate you not put you sleep. Please note we do provide General Anesthesia for those who qualify and need more then basic oral and IV sedation.

Please note there are only 7 recognized specialties in dentistry. Sedation, Cosmetics and Treating High Fear Patients are not included in board recognized specialties. We hope our hundreds of hours of Sedation, Emergency Training and Cosmetic Training coupled with hundreds of sedations we have done will allow us to give you the level of dentistry you are looking for.  When considering a dentist please always ask about credentials and training before you make a selection. We at Sedation Dental Care Hope you choose us and look forward to seeing you.

“Wake up to a Beautiful Smile” is a jingle not everyone wants a new smile. Beautiful Smile means different things to everyone and is based on your specific needs desires and qualifications. Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.  We will have a personalized smile evaluation to see if your smile desires are achievable and appropriate for you and your personal needs.

Sedation & Cosmetic General Dentists serving the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Clayton, Garner, Smithfield, Knightdale, and Wake Forest area. Also providing Full Implant Restoration, Mini Dental Implant Placement, Denture Stabilization, Zoom ® whitening/bleaching, and most other general dentistry procedures.

3917 Sunset Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Call: 783-9686  or  1-800-543-6853