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    "I've been Dr. Filson's patient since around 1975. He takes the time to answer my questions, and his friendly and efficient staff make it worthwhile to drive the hour each way for regular visits."

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Bayport | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "I have been a patient for nearly 40 years, seeing Dr. Filson for everything from routine exams through veneers. During all that time I have been thoroughly pleased with the care that Dr. Filson and his entire staff have given me."- Jack

  • Family Dentistry Bayport | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "Dr. Bruce Filson has been my dentist for the last thirty years, and my teeth are in great shape! Not only is his dentistry superb, but his manner is kind and gentle -- I have never felt pain or discomfort while in his care. I have recommended him to many friends and acquaintances, and I urge everyone to see him for the excellent services he provides." Sincerely,Win

  • Bayport Dentist | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "I got my smile back today! Thank you Dr. Hei for your masterful work I just can't stop smiling. I drive from Red Wing to see Dr Hei, he never judged me or made me feel ashamed of my genetically weak teeth and I have my confidence back. I highly recommend Filson, especially my family. I have found my forever dentist!" - Jeannine

Can I go to sleep for my procedure?

Sedation Dentistry | Bayport MN Dentist Many patients ask us this question, and we’re happy to say that we do have sedation options that address all levels of anxiety.

We recognize that you may just want to “check out” during your treatment. That’s okay, because if you’re calm, you can relax and get the care you need. It also allows us to work more efficiently, reducing the time you need to spend in the dental chair.

One method that’s effective for people who are very anxious is IV sedation. A nurse comes to our Bayport dental office to monitor the process and ensure your complete comfort and safety.

A common misconception, however, is that IV sedation will put you to sleep. While you may become so relaxed that you doze off, many people stay away for the procedure. This is good because it allows us to communicate with each other during treatment so we can make sure you’re comfortable. 

You likely won’t remember much (or anything) about your procedure. There are two reasons for this. First, IV sedation induces a state of very deep relaxation so that you’re not affected by what’s taking place around you.

Also, the sedative used for IV sedation usually produces partial or full memory loss from the time we administer the drug until it wears off shortly after your procedure. This makes time seem to pass very quickly, and since you don’t remember anything about the procedure, it may appear as if you went to sleep. 

We also offer other options for reducing your anxiety. Please call our Bayport dental office for more information.

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