Dr. Todd Fincher and his staff believe that every patient should have access to high-quality dental care in a safe, controlled setting. For patients with severe anxiety, a complex case, or mobility control issues, we offer a range of safe sedation dentistry options.
Together with his nurse anesthesiologist, Dr. Fincher is proud to offer a unique, narcotic-free sedation medication called Propofol at his Greenwood, MS, office. Compared to traditional anesthesia techniques, Propofol has a rapid onset, quick recovery, and a reduced risk of negative side effects. For patients who want to achieve milder levels of relaxation, we also offer nitrous oxide at both of our locations in Greenwood and Columbus.
Dr. Todd Fincher provides two types of sedation dentistry: in-office and in-hospital for advanced cases such as children who have severe dental care needs. During in-office sedation, Dr. Fincher works with a registered nurse anesthetist to fully sedate adult patients with dental phobia or particularly complex cases. Our practice is equipped with tools to closely monitor your vitals, avoid over-sedation, and help you regain consciousness in less than 15 minutes and we have performed over 150 cases with no negative side effects.
Many traditional forms of sedation, including narcotic oral medication and intravenous (IV) general anesthesia, often leave patients feeling ill for hours after their procedure. To avoid these side effects while still providing patients with a way to remain comfortable during surgery, we use Propofol.
Initially developed by a plastic surgeon for clinical use, Propofol offers:
With Propofol, we strive to virtually eliminate the risk of unpleasant side effects while achieving deep levels of IV conscious sedation.
While some doctors both administer sedation and perform the procedure, we always use two dedicated professionals to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible. Before treatment, Dr. Fincher will review your medical history and conduct a health evaluation to determine if Propofol is appropriate to your needs. If so, on the day of treatment, our nurse anesthesiologist will administer the drug via a needle in the arm of the back of the hand. Most patients quickly fall into a state of conscious drowsiness.
Throughout the appointment, our team will carefully monitor your vitals using state-of-the-art equipment. Once the needle administering Propofol is removed, you can enjoy a quick recovery without negative side effects.
To ensure your safety, our staff uses a number of tools while administering sedation, including:
Combined, these state-of-the-art tools precisely monitor your sedation during the procedure, reducing the risk of complications. Both of our office locations are also equipped with nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," if you prefer a milder form of sedation.
Our sedation techniques make it possible for us to help children and adults get the treatment they need with minimal discomfort and life-changing results.
For young patients over the age of 2 who have significant oral health issues, Dr. Fincher works with a local hospital to provide safe sedation dentistry in a controlled environment.
Oftentimes, children and special needs patients present unusual challenges during treatment for complex cases. Dr. Fincher works with Greenwood Leflore Hospital to provide sedation dental services for children or special needs patients who benefit from getting their dental work done while they sleep. Because the environment is highly regulated, sedation dentistry in a hospital provides an extra level of safety for patients, as well.
Our sedation techniques make it possible for us to help children and adults get the treatment they need with minimal discomfort and life-changing results. Do not let a fear of the dentist get in the way or receiving the dental care you need. Call Dr. Fincher and his team at (662) 453-1708 for the Greenwood office or (662) 328-1825 for the Columbus office for more information or contact us online to setup an appointment.