Kimball Eaton (Source: Google)
I had to have a fairly long procedure done involving an abscess (crossing three nerves) which entailed an extraction and two root canals on the neighboring teeth. Not exactly a pleasant dental visit. But, I decided to get I.V. sedation for the two and one-half hour procedure to help things out a bit. When I arrived I was taken back almost immediately and they had everything ready for me to go under. Within twenty minutes of arriving and one small poke I was asleep, pleasantly. They use a modern/light type of sedation that is very gentle on the system so that when you wake up you don’t have to spend an hour trying to regather yourself (if you’ve ever been under deep sedation for a major surgery you know how annoying waking up after really is; this is far different experience so don’t be hesitant to try it). You will feel almost normal within a few minutes of waking up; although you will still suffer from balance issues and a little coordination problems for about an hour or so. Having someone to drive you home is a must and helping you walk is a nice perk too (especially if you’re older or already suffer from something causing balance or coordination problems). The very light sedation also makes it so that you will more than likely not experience nausea, at least in my experience. This was a pleasant experience and as soon as I went under “a blink later” and I was awake again with the procedure complete and almost ready to go home. You’ll be ready to go home within ten minutes of waking up (assuming you get all of your payments and paperwork done beforehand like me)…very fast! If you have to get a similar lengthy or troublesome procedure and don’t want to deal with the time, uncomfortableness, pain, anxiety, and all the other things that make just a normal dental procedure a hassle then I recommend the same if like me you are getting a very involved procedure beyond the normal scope… A word of warning: You should plan on using the I.V. sedation for only extremely lengthy and problematic dental visits, like what I have listed above (things that require very involved dental work and may cause pain, anxiety, or be uncomfortable and require a great deal of time–things like multiple root canals, extractions, and implantation). This IS NOT covered by insurance (even when it’s a major dental procedure as well; at some point I think they should start thinking about providing it depending on what procedure or procedures are involved) so expect to pay quite a bit for this luxury. But, for those dental visits that happen once or twice in your life (and only ones that take up a great deal of time as well), think about it. I can tell you from my firsthand experience that I feel my money was well spent. Time is the most valuable commodity on this planet and sometimes, so is the lack-there-of… The service was excellent no matter how you look at it. They reminded me of the appointment and I was also called the night before by the anesthesiologist just to answer any lingering questions he had and any I had, putting my mind at ease. Afterwards they called at least twice to make sure I was doing fine (including the anesthesiologist as well). To be honest I was not expecting this level of quality customer treatment NOR did I need it! But, the fact they have provided it shows that they are in fact very good at what they do and can easily be recommended to others as well! I hope I answered and reviewed the majority of any questions and information you might have concerning any visit to Legacy Dental and also if you decide to use their I.V. sedation service. Legacy Dental has, after just one major procedure, made me a FAN! So if you are wondering what type of service you should expect from their staff and the doctors, expect nothing but the best. You will not be let down. My doctors names were (as I feel it’s only fair to list them after such quality service): Dentist: Jonathan Campbell Anesthesiologist: David Gutzman Beyond excellent service from both of these doctors and the staff at Legacy Dental!