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Is IV Sedation Dentistry Right For You?

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It is not easy for every patient to sit in the dental chair and undergo treatment without anxiety or fear. In fact, dental phobia is a very common condition, and one that keeps many individuals from getting the care their smile needs. Sedation dentistry is a way to combat this obstacle.  Most modern dental offices offer oral sedation (a sedative pill taken before your appointment) and nitrous oxide sedation (“laughing gas” inhaled through a small mask). However, only an elite group of dentists are qualified to offer an additional level of sedation: IV Sedation. At Mitzi Morris, we now have a dentist who is licensed to perform IV sedation. This method of sedation gives patients the highest level of relaxation and is especially valued by patients who have more severe dental anxiety or those requiring lengthy, extensive dental work.

How Does IV Sedation Work?
Just as it name implies, a sedative solution is administered intravenously. It is important to realize that this is not the same as when you are put to sleep under general anesthesia before a surgery. In fact, most patients sit back and close their eyes, but they are not asleep during the procedure. They can still interact with the dentist although they are relaxed enough that are not completely aware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office. The level of IV sedation can be controlled and adjusted quickly at any time during the procedure. While you remain comfortable, your dentist can perform high quality dental care in less time – whether you are having a root canal, multiple tooth extractions or a full smile makeover with cosmetic dentistry.
What Is IV Sedation Recovery Like?
IV sedation delivers a fast onset of sedation, and its effects wear off fairly quickly. However, you will need someone to drive you home after your appointment. You will also be encouraged to rest and drink plenty of fluids the rest of the day. There are several reports that say patients who had IV sedation experience reduced pain levels the day after treatment. This is likely due to the fact that less force is used during the treatment when a patient is less tense. Most patients remember little if anything about their dental procedure the following day.

If you have a sensitive gag reflux, severe dental phobia or can’t sit still for a long dental appointment, ask us about IV Sedation. Dr. Sieweke is an experienced IV Sedation Dentist who can provide the highest level of care.

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-459-2990

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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