Although having a root canal is typically painless, you may be anxious or apprehensive about the procedure. You may have had a previous bad dental experience, or just find the whole idea worrisome. Our office has TV’s with headphones in every operatory to help as a distraction and even entertain you during the procedure.
If just distracting you doesn’t ease your mind, Keystone Endodontics offers IV sedation or unconscious sedation. We will schedule an anesthesiologist to be onsite for this procedure. He will give you the sedative drug through a vein, so it goes to work very quickly. The anesthesiologist will monitor your breathing and oxygen levels during the root canal procedure. You will still receive lidocaine (Novocain) for your root canal procedure. The area around the involved tooth will be numb. You will be completely asleep until the procedure is complete. Then the anesthesiologist will bring you back out of the sedation.
You will need a driver for this type of sedation. You should not plan to do anything the rest of the day.
The anesthesia fees are independent of the endodontic fee and payable to the aneshesiologist. You will need to make these arrangements with his administrative team before treatment.