Dr. Mike Hopkins Announces Great Success With New Sedation Dentistry Technology
Conscious Oral Sedation Dentistry is a revolutionary new way to help those who suffer from dental phobia undergo their needed treatment. Using no IVs, Dr. Mike Hopkins is treating many individuals who have been afraid to visit the dentist for many years. This procedure is being met with great success and is allowing fearful patients to forget the sights, sounds, sensations and smells of their dental appointments. Additionally, more work can be accomplished in one sedation appointment alone than in four regular dental appointments.
PR9.NET June 17, 2008 - Dunedin, Florida – Patients suffering from dental phobia are now being treated with amazing success thanks to Conscious Oral Sedation. Without the use of an IV, Dr. Mike Hopkins of Hopkins Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry is helping patients relax and accomplish dental treatment that they have delayed for years. Conscious Oral Sedation is cutting edge dental technology, which less than 10% of practicing dentists are certified to perform.
Conscious Oral Sedation helps to relax the patient using a combination of oral sedatives, delivered sublingually, and nitrous oxide gas. This combination reduces the patient's consciousness to a level where they are awake and responsive, but minimally aware of their surroundings. This medicine has an amnesic effect, so patients can literally forget the sights, sounds, sensations and smells of their appointments.
During a sedation appointment, the patients vitals (blood pressure, pulse ox rate, etc.) are continually monitored and recorded. One designated staff member remains in the room with the patient at all times. A typical sedation appointment lasts approximately four (4) hours.
Patients suffering from dental phobia delay treatment for a myriad of reasons. However, as time goes on their dental issues tend to increase and worsen. With this new technology, Dr. Hopkins can fix dental damage that has accumulated over decades in just several appointments. Conscious Oral Sedation can minimize the number of appointments that the patient will require, by accomplishing more work at one time while the patient is sedated.
For additional information on Conscious Oral Sedation Dentistry, please contact Colleen Chapman or visit www.allaboutsmiles.org.
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About Hopkins Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry
Hopkins Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry was founded in 1977 by Dr. H. Mikel Hopkins. Located in Dunedin, Florida, Dr. Hopkins specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry and TMJ Dysfunction. He is a certified Premier Provider for Invisalign. Dr. Hopkins continually updates his methodology and equipment to stay on the cutting edge of modern dentistry.
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