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Pacific Endodontics: Root Canal Therapy, GentleWave Therapy, Microsurgery, Bone Grafting and Dental Implants. Monterey CA - Salinas CA


Treatments and Procedures

IV Sedation may put you at ease.
IV Sedation / Conscious Sedation

IV Sedation has been labeled "Sleep Dentistry" in some ads. The truth is a patient under conscious sedation is not in fact sleeping. The medications used can make patients feel tired, get heavy eyelids or even forget the procedure completely! 

Dr. Appelin completed training in sedation in 2009 during his hospital based residency in Florida. In early 2014, he attained an Oral Conscious Sedation Permit for California after sucessful completion of additional California coursework.

Most recently, in late 2015, Dr. Appelin fulfilled the needed requirements to obtain a full Conscious Sedation permit in California (this is needed to administer IV sedation in the dental clinical setting). 

With comprehensive training, proper permits, and many sucessful cases already completed; Dr. Appelin puts patient's minds at ease knowing that their procedure can be completed in a safe, relaxed and comfortable setting.

Sedation can help reduce intraoperative anxiety and discomfort while helping control postoperative symptoms lending to a more rapid recovery.  

Ask us about sedation, it may be right for you!