For many patients, having a dental procedure done causes high anxiety and great fear, even if the procedure is minor. When the dental work is extensive or requires surgery, sedation is normally required for the safety as well as the comfort of the patient. But not all dentists can perform IV or oral sedation, so be sure to ask if you are an anxious patient or you know you will be having extensive work done.
So what is required of the dentist to provide this care for patients?
First of all, your dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon must have additional training for the license to perform IV Sedation. The training is completed at an accredited university. In addition to the Dentist training and certification, the dentist, dental assistants and staff must be certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support) and be recertified annually. There are requirements for the dental office as well. The facility will need patient safety and monitory equipment, including CO2 Monitors, Pulse Oximeters, and Blood Pressure Monitors. And this equipment is checked and calibrated regularly. When performing any dental procedure, and particularly when IV Conscious Sedation will be used, patient safety is the primary issue and concern.
At Periodontal Therapy Center, we offer IV Sedation for our patients who need it. Our Periodontist, Dr Jeffrey Hameroff, has the training and has been performing sedation for many years. Our staff is also trained, certified, experienced, and our office is state of the art. Our patients are in good hands when they need to be sedated! If you would like to learn more about our IV Conscious Sedation services, please call us at 352-596-1771 or visit the IV Sedation page on our website at
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Periodontal Therapy Center
Dr Jeffrey Hameroff, DDS
7320 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34606