About Dr. Matthew Yezerski
Dr. Yezerski is a member of Nashville Office-Based Anesthesia (NOBA). He is certified by the Tennessee Dental Board and the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to provide deep sedation and general anesthesia. He earned a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Kentucky and completed three years of anesthesia training at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.
Treating Phobic, Anxious, and Special Needs Patients
The difference between sedation dentistry and true sleep dentistry is actually quite substantial. Though sedation dentistry is effective and commonplace, it does not actually result in a state of unconsciousness. For patients who are extremely phobic, have special needs, or are undergoing extensive dental rehabilitation, traditional conscious sedation is not always the best option. For these reasons and more, we work alongside licensed general anesthesia provider Dr. Yezerski to offer our patients with unique needs true sleep dentistry through general anesthesia.
With true sleep dentistry, we can provide our patients with an unparalleled level of dental care. Even complex, intricate restorative and cosmetic cases become easy, quick, and manageable procedures with general anesthesia. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Yezerski can precisely administer and monitor anesthesia to ensure total comfort and a deep level of sedation. During treatment, you will remain unconscious throughout the procedure and will have no memory of your treatment once you are awake. No form of conscious sedation can provide such a complete level of relaxation and calm. For complex dental treatments and individuals who suffer from severe phobia, the choice – and difference – is clear. There is no other option than true sleep dentistry.
We are pleased to work alongside Dr. Matthew Yezerski, licensed to provide general anesthesia in the office setting. Our office is one of the only in the greater Nashville area to make this unique service available.
Conscious Sedation and Sleep Dentistry: What are the Differences?
There are many sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation which are used for a variety of reasons.
All of these sedatives provide a deep level of calm and relaxation, but the patient remains conscious and alert, and pain medication must be prescribed separately (typically via a local anesthetic). With true sleep dentistry, the patient is unconscious throughout treatment for the ultimate state of rest. We have chosen to offer this type of sedation dentistry at our Nashville office because we believe it is a tremendous option for our patients. With general anesthesia, patients:
- Remain in a total state of relaxation throughout their treatment
- Are monitored by a licensed anesthesia provider throughout their treatment
- Have no memory of their treatment upon waking from their unconscious state
- Can undergo complex, substantial dental treatments in one sitting, pain-free
- Can receive the dental treatment they need, free of worry or fear
Because of the effectiveness of general sedation, we ask individuals who undergo sedation dentistry at our Nashville office to have an escort drive them to and from our office on the day of their treatment. After you wake up from sedation, you will remain in a slightly inhibited state for several hours, and during this time, will be unable to drive a car. However, the effects will wear off quickly.
Reap the Benefits of Sleep Dentistry – Contact the Dental Office of Dr. Clint Newman
If you experience dental anxiety, we can help. With true sleep dentistry, you no longer have to neglect your oral health due to fear. We can create a state of total calm and relaxation and provide pain-free dentistry through the use of general anesthesia, administered and monitored by a licensed professional. Take the steps necessary today to restore your oral health, revitalize your smile, and improve your quality of life. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Newman regarding sedation dentistry, please contact us online or call us at (615) 436-2693 to learn more about sedation dentistry.