The focus of these letters has been to educate my patients about the many services we provide and to keep you abreast of the ongoing changes in the Dental field. I recently attended a continuing education course on oral sedation, which we often utilize in our office to treat patients who are anxious or are having a surgical procedure performed. I have been sedating patients for over 20 years, with tremendous success. The oral sedation technique gives us tremendous flexibility, with few drawbacks. The one limitation is patients who receive sedation are required to have a driver escort them home. The oral sedation route is extremely safe and effective and can be utilized for any dental procedure. The fee is only $25 per visit which covers the cost of the medication and the monitoring. If you, or a loved one, is avoiding a dental procedure because of anxiety, consider oral sedation to help you overcome your fears.
Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.