Scott A. Gradwell, D.M.D., F.A.G.D, P.C.

IV Conscious Sedation

Dental anxiety ranks among the top fears for American adults. It often stems from negative past experiences, and it can cause patients to avoid dental visits until an emergency strikes. Dr. Gradwell and his team understand your apprehension and your desire for a comfortable dental visit. We offer i.v. sedation to combat dental fear and create a positive experience.

The most important factor in overcoming dental fear is a caring, experienced staff. Every member of Dr. Gradwell’s team has experience with dental phobia and knows the importance of compassion and patience – for every patient! A warm, friendly, caring environment is always our goal. We take the time to explain our treatment options, letting you know what to expect and eliminating surprises. This will help calm your nerves before and after your procedure. We want to make every patient feel as if he or she is the only patient in the office. 

For those who require a helping hand with their fear of the dentist, oral sedation may be your choice of stress relief.  I.v. conscious sedation has helped thousands discover a different kind of dental experience – one without pain, fear, or anxiety. Dr. Gradwell and his team have over a decade of experience with i.v. sedation, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving gentle, deliberate care.

Dr. Gradwell is certified by the state of Pennsylvania and trained at Montefiore Medical Center for i.v. sedation. It involves a moderate sedative administered directly to the bloodstream. The sedative we use, Versed, has been proven safe and effective for use during dental procedures. During the procedure, you will be conscious, but you will feel extremely relaxed, and you may drift in and out of sleep. With i.v. sedation, you can expect to remember few details of the actual procedure, and normal activities can be resumed the day following your treatment.


Learn more about dental cleanings with optional sedation.

Dentist in Lehigh Valley

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Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs.

1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Suite 305, Allentown, PA 18103 USA
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