Dothan Dentist
Joseph G Vaughan DDS

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Vaughan's dental team extends its hands to help you through the cloud of fear that have been keeping you from attaining the goal of a healthy mouth. If time is an issue, oral conscious sedation can be a nice alternative to multiple lengthy dental visits.

In the meantime, take some time and let us send you a packet with CD/DVD and leaf through the information enclosed. This is an opportunity for you to read about our staff whom are dedicated to caring for your dental needs and gain knowledge regarding conscious sedation. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or are ready to make an appointment.

Tooth Fairy
There's a story I once heard Of a fairy dressed in gold Who crept in on stars of night Leaving gifts to my delight A simple payment she declared A child's tooth once loose, now shared When I grew up she disappeared With no more loss that's not too weird But now my permanent tooth must go How can I reach her do you know? Fear not my friend she works for us We sympathize with your loss A million dollars we would pay To give you back what's gone away

Is it safe? Will it work for me? These are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding "Sedation Dentistry". To help you or your loved ones decide if this is right for you, we're going to answer these questions for you before you even ask.

There is a choice of sedation medication that can be used. You and your doctor will review many factors like your individual medical history to choose which one is right for you. Most of our patients are administered Triazolam. This medication has been used for many, many years and has now found a home in dentistry. In 1996, it was prescribed over 26,000,000 times. Other medications with similar safety backgrounds may also be used for treatment. The historical safety of these medications gives us great confidence in using them. There is even a medication available to reverse the effects!

To ensure your safety, while you are medicated you are continually monitored for vital signs. Baseline readings are taken at your first visit (the consultation visit), so we know what is normal for you.

The most common side effects of this sedation aid are dry mouth and hiccups. The hiccups usually last only a few moments while you are sedated and the dry mouth wears off with the medication.

You can read more about the fantastic benefits of "Sedation Dentistry" in the testimonials included with the package or listen to them on the CD. Call us today for the dental appointment of your dreams!

Oral Conscious Sedation

Relax, you're in great hands!

Nearly 50% of the population feels nervous or uncomfortable about going to the dentist or having dental procedures done.

Dr. Vaughan understands the importance of helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. If you feel that sedation is necessary for your dental care, give us a call to learn more about our sedation dentistry.

We offer Oral Conscious Sedation. Take a pill one hour before your appointment and you can relax or sleep through your visit.

Oral sedation is very safe, and can assist us in completing all your dentistry in one visit.

The pills stay in a patient's system for several hours after the appointment, so there are few complaints of pain after procedures are completed.

How You May Feel
Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually at the end of the appointment when we are getting them 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.

Safety of Sedation
The reason that we use oral sedation is because of its safety. We use monitoring equipment to monitor your pulse and blood pressure. You'll be done before you know it, completely unaware of the time passing, totally relaxed.

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