If you’re looking for the right dentist to perform sedation treatment Antioch residents recommend Dr. Montee. Dr. Stan and his team of dental professionals are here to help! Contact us for more information.
Sedation Dentistry in Nashville - Antioch, TN
If you’re looking for the right dentist to perform sedation treatment Antioch residents recommend Dr. Stan Montee. Dr. Stan and his team of dental professionals are here to help!
Dr. Montee takes pride in offering different types of sedation dentistry services."Over the years, I have focused on advanced training in dental sedation to be able to offer dental care tailored specifically for you. Whether you see a dentist on a regular basis or haven’t been to a dentist in many years, I assure you that my team and I will work to make your visit as relaxing as possible."
Before you visit Dr. Stan for an involved procedure like root canals, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants or bone grafting, contact his office to learn more about dental sedation. Dr. Montee and his team of highly trained dental professionals would love to meet with you to determine whether sedation treatment in Antioch, is right for you. You also have the option to leave your contact information on the clinic’s website.
From the first unpleasant experience as a child, visiting the family dentist is often an exercise in fear and anxiety. Although pain caused by certain dental procedures triggers negative emotions, another reason for frayed nerves before a trip to the dentist is not knowing exactly what to expect. Dr. Stan Montee emphasizes the benefits of sedation treatment in Nashville - Antioch, Tennessee to alleviate fear and anxiety.
What is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry utilizes various medications to help patients relax for virtually every type of dental procedure. Even common teeth cleaning sessions can upset some patients and Dr. Stan wants to ensure every one of his patients is cared for in a relaxing dental environment.
There are four levels of sedation, with the first two levels representing a form of conscious sedation. Dr. Stan only uses minimal and moderate conscious sedation.
Minimal-You are awake, but feel relaxed
Moderate-You might slur words slightly and not remember much of the dental procedure
Deep-You drift to the edge of consciousness, with the possibility of having a dental professional wake you
General Anesthesia-You have fallen unconscious
Fear of pain and anxiety are two of the most common reasons patients seek sedation dentistry. From a mild feeling of uneasiness to unbridled anxiety, Dr. Stan will meet with you to determine which type of dental sedation level will be safe and accommodate your needs.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Each level of sedation treatment in Antioch involves the administering of different dental sedation drugs. . Minimal sedation typically combines oxygen and nitrous oxide that runs through a mask Dr. Stan places over your nose. Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is all about relaxing patients to the point when a previously feared dental procedure no longer causes trepidation. Dr. Stan also administers oral medications like Halcion as a next level of sedation treatment. As a member of the same drug family as Valium, Halcion makes you feel sleepy, but not drowsy enough to fall asleep. Oral medications comprise the most frequent type of sedation treatment in Antioch. You might require an intravenous solution that moves through a vein to expedite the sedation process. Using an IV is considered a part of moderate conscious sedation which allows you to be responsive but you won’t remember the procedure.
Let’s review the dental sedation drugs and gases used by Dr. Montee:
Oral (Conscious) Sedation
Nitrous (Otherwise known as laughing gas)
What is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?
Dr. Montee understands there a lot of myths when it comes to sedation dentistry, especially when discussing the various dental sedation drugs and gases. The professionals at our clinic spend plenty of time discussing different conscious sedation techniques. Just as important, Dr. Stan clearly explains each dental procedure giving his patients the peace of mind to move forward with a dental procedure, not fear pain or become anxious because of the unknown.
Conscious sedation encompasses the administering of a sedative right before a dental procedure to help patients relax. You will remain “awake”- able to breathe on your own and respond to verbal commands- the entire time Dr Montee performs dental work. Conscious sedation includes ensuring you can communicate with Dr. Stan to let him know when you feel uncomfortable or experience any discomfort. You should not feel or remember your treatment. The light or moderate options for dental sedation are what Dr. Stan recommends. If a deeper sedation is determined to be your best option, then Dr. Montee will discuss that with you and refer you to the appropriate specialists.
Conscious Sedation Protocols
Before administering any type of sedative, Dr. Montee conducts a thorough interview and medical history review with each patient, Dr. Stan will ask you about your medications, health status and any allergies or other types of reactions to the drugs or gases he uses for light and moderate sedation.
Dr. Montee reminds his patients that there is not a negative stigma attached to dental sedation. Many types of dental procedures, including root canals, tooth extractions, and dental implants can cause significant anxiety.
Dental Sedation Costs
When talking about dental sedation costs, Dr. Montee reminds patients that one factor that determine costs for sedation dentistry depends on where you live in the United States. Sedation treatment in Antioch typically runs below the national average due to the lower than average cost of living in the Volunteer State. For example, sedation for a dental procedure performed in Boston will be more expensive than the same procedure performed in a suburban Kansas City neighborhood.
Sedation treatment in Antioch that is elective by nature usually is not covered by dental insurance but Dr. Montee and his insurance professionals will work with your insurance company to get you the most coverage available. As with any insurance, you might have to pay for deductibles and/or co-payments.
The dental professionals that work at our clinic understand dental insurance can be cost prohibitive. That is why we have established the In-House Dental Savings Plan to help patients pay for costlier dental sedation techniques. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Montee to learn more about the savings plan, as well as everything you need to know about sedation treatment in Antioch, Tennessee.
Sedation Treatment in Antioch Requires an Experienced Dental Professional
Dr. Stan Montee attended dental school at the renowned University of Pennsylvania-School of Dental Medicine. He spent his residency in advanced general dentistry at Fort Campbell located in Kentucky. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Stan earned the Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. He specializes in dental sedation to ensure every one of his patients make it through long, involved dental procedures pain and anxiety free.
Dr. Montee has extensive sedation training, is a Master in the College of Sedation and a member in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Although the state of Tennessee only requires dentists to take 4 hours of dental sedation continuing education every year, Dr. Montee routinely completes over 30 hours a year in addition to his other continuing education. Dr. Stan has been practicing sedation dentistry for over 14 years.
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