For patients with fear or apprehension, we offer Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Durbin is one of only a few general dentists in Kentucky who has advanced training in IV Sedation.
For many years Durbin Dental has provided medication to make the anxiety of treatment disappear. We can repair years of neglect or dental damage, often in a single visit, by using sedation. After a thorough exam, we determine the best protocol for your sedation treatment and make a plan that fits your dental needs with your esthetic desires. Most dental problems including implants, extractions, cosmetic restorations, and other dental corrections, can be done in a safe relaxed way using Sedation dentistry.
The sedation we provide is a conscious sedation, meaning you will drift in and out of sleep and remember very little of the procedure.
IV Sedation is used most often during wisdom teeth removal, implant placement and other surgical procedures, but patients often choose comprehensive sedation techniques, including IV, for comfort during long procedures. It is also used for the anxious or medically compromised patient.
Our state of the art surgical suite is equipped to provide comprehensive sedation in a controlled and safe environment which monitors blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation levels.
Patients who are sedated may not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to appointment time and must have someone drive them home and make sure they are not left alone. Sedated patients may not drive or operate heavy / machinery for 24 hours following their appointment time.