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Patient Comfort & Sedation Options

While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we try to minimize any discomfort you might feel.  Dr. Jacobi knows that for many patients comfort is a primary concern and he is very skilled at maintaining a high level of comfort for all his patients.  The following are some of the techniques he uses to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible:

Pre-medication

Patient comfort is one of the most important aspects of care. Patients have different needs for pain and anxiety control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there are several medications Dr. Jacobi can prescribe.

Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. This is done with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.

Sedation

For those patients who would feel more comfortable with sedation, Dr. Jacobi offers intravenous sedation and oral sedatives to help you relax during your treatment.

Your comfort is one of our primary concerns. If you have any questions about anesthesia or sedation, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us.

Injections of Anesthesia

A  topical anesthetic is used on your gums to desensitize them and then an anesthetic injection is gently and precisely administered to reduce the burning sensation that can be experienced.

Patient Safety

We adhere to the highest professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff regularly attend safety seminars and are knowledgeable on the latest techniques.