What to Expect with Sedation Dentistry

Physicians in the U.S. have been treating patients using sedation for over 50 years. It is nothing new for patients to be sedated for operations on knees, feet, wrists, ears, noses, or practically anything else.

Sometimes, these patients avoid continuing their care because of fear or embarrassment. 
There are extensive safety guidelines and requirements that do not allow every dentist to provide sedation. Our doctors have fulfilled all of these sedation requirements and have also participated in additional training. With our required and additional sedation and emergency training we will make your personalized sedation safe and comfortable.

Types of Sedation We Provide

  • Valium
  • Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas
  • Oral and IV Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

How You Will Feel

Most patients feel that they have slept through the entire appointment. We most commonly hear, “I remember taking some pills and the next thing I remember is going home.” Most patients remember little or nothing about their treatment. Your dentists will wake you as we prior to adjusting your bite and getting you ready to go home.  You will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your sedation appointment and you MUST have someone take you home afterwards.

Sedation Safety

Safety is our priority. We continue to advance our knowledge and skills in sedation techniques and procedures. Every sedated patient is continuously monitored to assure there blood pressure and oxygen remain at a safe and comfortable level.

Sedation Training

All staff participates in yearly Medical Emergency Training, in addition to Basic Life Support.  All of our Dental Assistants have all received Advanced Life Support Training.

Dr. Dan Davidian teaches Emergency Skills training, as well as Sedation Dental Care to other dentist. Dr. Davidian has training in Advanced Life Support Skills and is IV sedation certified. Dr. Davidian is currently a member and received training in sedation from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Medical College of Georgia.

He has taken Advanced Airway Management with the Dental Anesthesia program at Ohio State and expanded his sedation knowledge from Baylor University. He has worked in and trained at numerous prestigious hospitals and dental facilities including: Ohio State, University of North Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center, Kino Community Hospital, and Fayetteville VA. He currently teaches sedation to other dentists in his area and has spoken internationally on this subject.  Founder of Anutra Medical an anesthetic delivery system that optimizes the PH of dental anesthetic  allowing it to work more quickly, more profoundly and more comfortably.

Dr. Tracy Davidian attended Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where she received certification in patient management with Oral, IV, and Nitrous Sedation techniques. She is currently a member and received additional training from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 919-783-9686.
We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Dr. Dan Davidian

This page was reviewed and approved by Dr. Dan Davidian, DDS. Dr. Davidian received his Bachelor of Arts at East Carolina University. He continued on to graduate from UNC School of Dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Davidian has completed additional training in Advanced Life Support Skills at UNC and received his sedation training with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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