Sedation Options

Oral Sedation

To ensure your visit with Asheville Periodontics is anxiety free we can provide sedation medication to be taken prior to your surgical appointment.  Oral sedation will decrease your anxiety and help you though your appointment procedure.  If you elect to have oral sedation, you must have a rise to and from the office.  Remember, no food for 6-8 hours prior to surgery.

IV Sedation

If you would prefer a deeper level of sedation where you are less likely to remember your surgical experience at our office, we provide IV sedation.  This is often referred to as “twilight sleep.” Dr. Goggin is certified in IV/Conscious Sedation medication through the North Carolina Board of Dentistry.  During IV sedation, you receive medication through your hand or arm that causes you to sleep through and often forget the procedure.  Remember, this is not the same as general anesthesia, such as you would receive in the hospital where a machine is breathing for you.  As with oral sedation. you must have a driver and do not eat or drink for 6-8 hours prior to surgery.

In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.