Oral and IV Sedation Services
We have found that many patients will postpone needed periodontal therapy due to apprehension, fear of pain, or dental phobia. In order to accomodate those patients, we offer either oral sedation (medication taken orally/by mouth prior to the procedure) ,dispensed in the office, or IV sedation (in the office) to make the experience more comfortable.
For our patients who choose to have their treatment completed by IV sedation, we are very fortunate to offer the services provided by Ambulatory Anesthesia Group. The Director of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Carl Fleser, D.D.S.,M.S. is an Ohio State University graduate. He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1984, a D.D.S. in 1988 and a M.S. in l991. He participated in 3 years of post-graduate residency training in General Practice and Dental Anesthesiology. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and was a staff member of Saint Lukes Medical Center in Cleveland from 1991-2000 where he was a staff anesthesiologist from 1991-1995. Dr. Fleser is a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists, National Board of Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also a member of numerous other professional organizations and lectures for numerous professional groups.