Feeling Anxious About Your Next Procedure?
When a medical procedure is on the horizon, it’s common for some patients to experience a feeling of anxiety. At Filler Family Dentistry in Windham, NH we’ve done everything possible to ensure our patients have the most comfortable and relaxing experience possible. This is exactly why we offer high quality sedation dentistry. Simply put, sedation dentistry is a way to minimize and/or eliminate the pain and distress associated with some dental care.
How Does it Work?
The team at Filler Family Dentistry works with Blue Sky Anesthesia Associates to provide our patients with the highest quality of procedure comfort.
You Can Expect
- Excellent and affordable sedation for adult, pediatric, and special needs individuals
- IV sedation that is tailored individually to your specific needs
- A highly trained nurse anesthesiologist who will be monitoring every breath and heartbeat during your procedure
- State-of-the-art equipment that brings hospital-quality sedation to the office
- Medications that will help prevent pain, nausea, anxiety, and remembering your procedure
- A follow-up call later that day about the care you experienced from your nurse anesthesiologist
Frequently Asked Questions
The medication that you are given while sedated helps prevent nausea for a few hours after you leave the office.
Where do you typically insert the IV? Will it hurt?
The IV is placed in either arm if you are an adult patient, but as a pediatric patient there is a possibility that the IV will be place in your foot. Before the IV is placed numbing medicine is used to decrease the discomfort of the IV placement.
Can I eat or drink prior to the procedure? After the procedure?
You should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before your sedation is scheduled. Before you are discharged from the office you must be able to drink a small amount of water. You should check with your dentist as to your diet after your procedure.
Can I drive myself?
The day of your procedure you must be accompanied by an adult capable of driving you home. You should not operate any machinery, use any sharp objects, sign any legal papers or make important decisions that require the full use of your faculties as the medication may impair your judgment for up to 24 hours.
Will I feel any pain?
During the procedure we give you medication through the IV to help decrease pain, inflammation, and nausea for approximately four or more hours after you leave the office.
Are there any possible complications?
As with anything we do in life there are risks, but anesthesia is extremely safe. You are more likely to get into a motor vehicle crash while driving then having a complication with the sedation. Before your sedation you will read and sign an anesthesia consent that reviews any possible complications, remote as they are, they are still possible.
How long will it take?
The length of time it will take is determined by the dentist, but within 15 min after the procedure is finished you will be awake but groggy.
Words From Our Patients
The environment in Dr. Anne Filler’s office is outstanding! I actually enjoy going there! They’ve done major work on me with great results. Dr. Filler has a really nice team, the type that i haven’t seen in many years. You would have to experience it to know what i mean. I highly recommend Dr. Anne Filler as your next dentist.
Dr. Filler and her staff are so knowledgeable and give great care. Dr. Filler provides her patient’s with several treatment options, so you never feel forced to go one way. She is also a Cosmetic Dentist and does beautiful, natural-looking work. I was even complemented by a complete stranger the other day telling me I have beautiful teeth! Thanks Dr. Filler for help make my smile beautiful!
For 20 years now, I have been a patient at this office. This is due to the professional, courteous, and friendly service that Dr. Filler and her staff consistently provide. From the moment that I check in with Debbie, meet with Pam and check out with Kathy, I know I can always count on the best possible experience.