Sedation for Dental Anxiety
As a service to our patients, we routinely offer many levels of sedation for all surgical and non-surgical procedures. During Dr. Goulds three (3) year residency program at UNC-Chapel Hill following dental school, he was hospital trained to manage emergency medical situations and intra-venous sedation (IV sedation). He subsequently received and passed a licensure examination through the North Carolina State Board and maintains his enteral (IV) sedation credentials by annual continuing education. His staff also maintains the required credentials and continuing education to ensure that your sedation experience is safe and comfortable.
If you are at all anxious about a procedure to be performed, we encourage you to ask us about our options for sedation. The majority of our patients choose IV sedation for all surgical, and some non-surgical procedures. We also offer a lighter form of sedation known as oral sedation. It is absolutely important to us that you be completely relaxed and safe during your procedural visits. If you are to be sedated, a responsible adult must accompany you to the office and provide transportation.