albany sedation dentistry
Discover why people from all over visit Albany’s sedation dentist Dr. Carson Kutsch to get their dentistry completed while relaxed and comfortable.
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Meet Dr. Carson Kutsch
Albany's Sedation Dentist
Dr. Carson Kutsch is a unique small-town dentist. He grew up in Albany and attended both George Fox and Oregon State universities before earning his doctorate at the prestigious Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2005. Each year, Dr. Kutsch attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, enabling him to provide his patients with some of the latest advances in dental technology.
Dr. Kutsch is married to the love of his life, Hayley, and they have three kids, Keeley, Tavi, and Beckett. They also have a wonderful dog named Eva. The Kutsches spend most of their free time with family and friends.
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What is Sedation Dentistry?
Dr. Carson Kutsch is one of the very few general dentists that provide IV sedation during treatments. Request a free consultation today to find out how sedation dentistry can allow you to complete most or all of your dentistry, including dental implants, while you are sedated.
Intravenous or IV sedation is offered to the anxious or the fearful patient. Using medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety, IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered and monitored by our trained professionals.
Oral sedation is the most common technique used to calm patient fears using a prescription medication that induces a calm, drowsy feeling. The medication is administered orally, so no needles are required!
Don’t Fear the Dentist
Reduced dental anxiety will allow you to visit the dentist even if it’s been many years, and your treatments only seem to take minutes.
Decreased need for anesthesia combined with fewer total appointments during treatment saves you money.
With sedation, your treatments can be completed in a longer single appointment rather than several shorter appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s important to understand that the entire purpose of Sedation Dentistry is to remove any fear of discomfort, pain, or anxiety from your treatment experience. Most patients tell us they felt absolutely no pain or discomfort during their procedures and may express that they feel great immediately afterwards.
Most patients don’t remember much of their procedure once the sedation wears off. Some may even experience a bit of retroactive amnesia and be unable to recall having arrived at the office. Less commonly, patients may experience mild nausea, headaches, or a feeling like jet lag once sedation wears off.
Our office monitors you immediately following your procedure to ensure there are no complications due to the sedation process. As a general rule, we’ll provide post-care instructions should you experience any issues once at home. Due to the relaxing effects of sedation, you will need to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for 24 hours following your treatment.
Though it can be a bit of an inconvenience to get here and back, you’ll be unable to drive home after your appointment so we require patients that are doing dental sedation to get a ride to and from the appointment.
We’ll work with you and your insurance company to see if sedation will be covered by your insurance company. If coverage doesn’t extend to dental sedation, we offer easy monthly payments with financing. Most patients that have used sedation say it’s worth the investment.