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!