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Sedation Dentist MNThe uneasiness of pain during the course of dental treatments has caused millions of people to avoid regular checkups and visits. The constant feeling of anxiousness leads to unnecessary dental neglect, worsening of dental conditions and future pain and expense. The good news is, anxiety towards pain during dental treatments is preventable, and the Alpine Dental team is here to help!

Sedation Dentist Can Help

  • Those with fear of dental treatments
  • Patients who have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • People that have difficulty getting numb
  • Those who have extremely sensitive teeth
  • When there are complex dental issues

Sedation Dentistry can help you overcome your fears that hold you back from getting the dental treatments you need in order for a healthy smile. At Alpine Dentist, our office offers “sedation dentistry” for patients, and we would be more than happy to discuss the options with you.

Call now for a FREE sedation consult. Let us take care of the rest. (763) 536-1118

Patients who are currently on other medications should speak with their medical doctor prior to sedation services. Previous allergic reactions to other medications should also be noted to the sedation dentist.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

It is extremely important to know that a visit to the dentist can be a positive experience, even when treatment is needed. With the latest technology, modern dentistry now provides safe, effective and comfortable alternative treatments to anxious and nervous patients.

Sedation dentistry is used to offer a relaxing and a fearless experience when receiving dental treatment. It gives patients who are too afraid to go to the dentist to get the dental care they need and deserve while avoiding the common dread known as dental phobia. At Alpine Dental, we are confident we can make your dental visit a positive one and help you improve the health of your teeth and give you the confidence you need to be proud of your smile.

Different from general anesthesia, where the patient is completely put under, patients under conscious sedation are able to talk and respond to commands and breathe on their own.
There are 14 different procedures where sedation medications are approved for use, so whatever your visit is for, we can most-likely provide sedation dentistry services for you! Alpine Dental uses 2 different methods to dispense the sedation medication depending on the procedure, and the patient’s preference. They are:

    1. Inhalation Conscious Sedation – Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation, commonly known as the “laughing gas” is the most frequently used station procedure used in the dentist office. All bodily functions stay normal, and the patient is able to breathe on their own. The patient will commonly fall asleep and may encounter some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment. Inhalation sedation has been used by dentists for many years.
    2. IV Sedation – Also known as Deep Conscious Sedation, IV Sedation is used by oral surgeons and dentists with specialized training and special certification only. IV sedation allows medications to go directly into the blood stream, and is administered in our office by a specially trained and experienced nurse anesthetist. The benefit of this is the ability to fluctuate, if needed, the amount of sedation medication, with the effect being almost instantaneous. IV sedation is not used too often in most dental office because of the specialized advanced training required, and the proper requirements for the certification by the State Board of Dentistry. Alpine Dentistry and our staff are highly trained and certified in these procedures.

Fall Asleep and Wake Up to Your Gorgeous Smile!

New Reopening Guidelines

Dear Alpine Dental Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up- to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

• We ask that you contact the office once you arrive in the parking lot to let us know that you have arrived. We will then call you when we are ready to seat you.

• Upon arrival we will asking some screening questions and taking your temperature. Anyone with a temp over 99.5 degrees farenheit will be rescheduled.

• We require you to be wearing a mask when you come in for your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep our patients and staff safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 763-536-1118 or email at patientcare@alpinedentaloffice.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
George Rizkalla, DDS Team

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