Sedation Dentistry

Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? You may be a candidate for Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Stamas is Board Certified to administer (oral conscious) sedation, commonly referred to as “Sleep Dentistry.”

Sedation dentistry uses pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient before and during a dental procedure. Sedation dentistry is recommended for very long procedures or for those people who are extremely anxious and fearful of dental procedures. Dr. Stamas has been practicing sedation dentistry for more than ten years and has been able to treat even the most anxious patients. 

Rest-easy knowing that sedation dentistry by Dr. Tom Stamas is available to you and has helped people like you wake up to the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Stamas can perform simple or extensive dental reconstruction while you’re in a calm and relaxed state in as little as one or two appointments. 

Advantages to patients include:

  • Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed mood.
  • You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure.
  • Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur during the same visit.
  • Less discomfort after treatment.

Dr. Stamas will request the approval of your primary care physician before performing any treatment under sedation.

Sedation Dentistry for the Elderly

Did you know that half of American adults have some form of gum disease? Gum disease can affect your quality  of life, especially in older adults.

If your oral health has reached an unmanageable point, fear and embarrassment may keep you from seeing the dentist. But, Dr. Stamas and his staff want to assure you that taking the first step and visiting us can jump-start the healing process and greatly improve the look, feel, and health of your teeth and gums.

Sedation dentistry in this case is very helpful – major reconstruction and the deep cleaning of teeth and gums can be painless and stress-free while under conscious sedation.

Sedation Dentistry for those with disabilities

It may be especially difficult for people with disabilities to obtain access to proper dental care. They must find a dentist who is skilled and compassionate, and who can provide services for which some dentists may not be qualified. At the office of Dr. Tom Stamas 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 patients may face added challenges in maintaining their oral health. Their disability may make it difficult to brush or floss regularly; they may also suffer a severe gag reflex, or dry mouth as a result of medication. Dr. Dr. Stamas meets these challenges with sedation dentistry for the disabled. Dr. Stamas is skilled in anesthesia for special-needs patients, and can ease the fear associated with out-of-control oral hygiene with one visit.

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 the office of Dr. Tom Stamas we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but “sleep dentistry” will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way.