Sedation dentistry

IV_Sedation

Dr. Heimbach provides multiple types of sedation for your needs.  Sedation has many benefits in dentistry, having personally met hundreds of patients that are phobic of dental visits from a single bad experience.  Dr. Heimbach is one of the few general dentists in the state to offer intravenous sedation due to the difficulty getting thorough training.

Dr. Heimbach had multiple rotations with anesthesiologists while in residency and filled the criteria to receive his certificate for IV conscious sedation surgery.  Dr. Heimbach then performed IV (intravenous) conscious sedation surgeries for one year under direct supervision while in residency.  Dr. Heimbach performed over 600 successful IV conscious sedations in a hospital setting for 2.5 additional years prior to coming to New Hampshire.  He has since completed an additional 500+ cases while in private practice in our state. 

Dr. Heimbach provides sedation in several different ways to ensure patient safety.

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) Nitrous oxide works well for patients that are a little nervous about any aspect of dentistry, such as "getting numb," sounds, or just take "their mind off of everything." The major benefit for the patient is the ability to drive safely after the procedure is finished.

  • Oral sedation Pills offer anxiety relief and can offer minimal sedation. Patients are not permitted to drive after the procedure is over. Most individuals are sleeping intermittently throughout the procedure.

  • Intravenous sedation is the most relaxing way for some individuals to have routine dentistry, surgery, or implant dentistry conducted.   Most IV sedation cases we perform are for surgical procedures including bone grafts, dental implants, complicated wisdom teeth.   Dr. Heimbach earned his anesthesia permit for intravenous conscious sedation while training in the United States Air Force hospital at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.  Dr. Heimbach spent several rotations performing Intravenous sedations with the help of Board-certified anesthesiologists while in residency.  Dr. Heimbach was put through rigorous testing to ensure he would appropriately handle the needs of the sedated patient. Dr. Heimbach founded Surgical Rx in 2008, a surgical solution provider offering surgical and sedation services for general dentist offices throughout the state.  Dr. Heimbach abandoned Surgical Rx in 2012 when his services were more needed for our patients here at Abenaki Dental Care.