Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry allows the patient to be relaxed and calm during a dental appointment.

Sedation Dentistry

Are you nervous or even a bit scared to go to the dentist? We can help you reduce some of that anxiety. We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry.

What happens during Sedation?

Here’s how it works: When you arrive, you will be escorted into the treatment room where your vital signs will be taken. You will be asked to take a drink of water that is mixed with the medication to make you drowsy. You will be given a pillow, blanket and headphones. You remain aware of your surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli and have less pain.

After you are comfortable, the Doctor will begin your treatment. You will be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment. Someone is with you the entire time. You will never be alone. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of the procedure. Due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you home.

Sedation Dentistry is not just for those who have anxiety. It can also be used for those in with an extremely busy schedule that require multiple procedures. This way multiple procedures can be performed with one longer appointment instead of multiple appointments.

Not all dentists are licensed to perform conscious sedation. They are required to complete advanced training beforehand. The Doctors at Forest View Dental are thoroughly educated on Sedation Dentistry and know when to refer as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I feel any pain?
No. You will be numb.
Will I be unconscious or sleeping?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Can I eat or drink anything before my visit?
It is best to avoid eating if possible for 6 hours prior to your visit.
Can children undergo Sedation Dentistry?
Yes, Sedation Dentistry can also be performed on children. The medication is mixed with your child’s favorite juice. There is no pill for them to swallow. However, some children have a tendency to fight the effects of the sedation medication more than adults and we have found that they have a lower success rate with sedation.
Call our office at (920) 733-1111 to learn more about sedation dentistry.
Learn More About Sedation for Adults and Children:
Adult Sedation Dentistry
Children Sedation Dentistry

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Becky

Becky

I love to meet new people every day! As the New Patient Coordinator, I strive to make Forest View Dental’s first impression unforgettable for our patients of the Fox Valley. From our excellent dentistry to our amazing staff and customer service, I am truly confident in our practice. Come join...

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Kristin

Kristin

My favorite thing about working in dentistry is helping patients overcome their anxiety and giving them the knowledge they need to care for their oral and their overall health. It is great to be part of a team here in the Fox Valley that focuses so much on patient comfort and satisfaction.

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Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dr Grotenhuis did his undergraduate studies at UW-Madison. He then graduated Creighton University Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Grotenhuis began his practice in Morrisville, Vermont. Dr. Grotenhuis moved to the Fox Valley and joined...

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Terri Front Office Manager

Terri Front Office Manager

I am very passionate about dentistry.  I started in the dental field over 40 years ago. I still love it. I believe the patients at Forest View Dental keep me going. They are some of the best. The doctors and staff are all dedicated to making each and every experience an excellent one. I...

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Vicki

Vicki

I am from the Fox Valley and have been with Forest View Dental since 1996. I pride myself with educating patients and making them feel comfortable with their dental visits. Hope to see you soon!

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Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Madson practiced dentistry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin prior to relocating to the...

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Alyssa

Alyssa

I was raised in the Fox Cites and have been blessed with the opportunity to work at Forest View Dental since 2008. I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives from easing stress with sedation dentistry to alleviating headaches and jaw pain with TMJ Therapy.

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Lisa

Lisa

I grew up in Appleton and working in dentistry allows me to work daily with the wonderful people that live in the Fox Valley. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Fox Valley Technical College in 2006. I enjoy working with each patient to improve their oral health as well as their overall...

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Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Madson practiced dentistry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin prior to relocating to the...

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Betsy

Betsy

I have been a dental hygienist since graduating from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2004. I joined the Forest View Dental family in 2008 and I am so happy to be working in the Fox Valley. I find dental hygiene very rewarding and I love being a part of a practice that focuses on patient...

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Sam

Sam

I really enjoy working at Forest View Dental. I love helping people and the variety of services Forest View Dental offers. I look forward to working with you and making your day better!

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Tara

Tara

I have been working with Dr. LaSelle since 1999. I enjoy getting to know our current patients and meeting new patients. I like to see patients leave with a smile.

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Karen - Office Manager

Karen - Office Manager

I have been a part of Forest View Dental since 2003 and it has been a wonderful experience. Our Doctors and staff participate in many volunteer activities in the Fox River Valley from Tri County Community Dental Clinic, to school presentations on dental hygiene, to supporting and raising funds for...

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Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson

Dr. Stacey Madson grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Madson practiced dentistry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin prior to relocating to the...

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Sara

Sara

I started working at Forest View Dental in 2003. Helping people feel great about their smile is truly rewarding. I am very happy to be working in an office that places so much emphasis on patient respect and patient comfort.

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Steph

Steph

I am proud to work at Forest View Dental where I can assist with making you feel comfortable, confident and educated with your dental care. I strive to deliver the best care to each and every patient, from scheduling your next dental appointment to filing your insurance claim, rest assured it is...

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Heather

Heather

I strive to make my patients feel more comfortable while getting treatment done. I especially enjoy making children’s experiences more pleasurable and fun! Dr. Grotenhuis has been practicing orthodontics since 2007 and I have found it very rewarding watching our patients self-confidence...

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Michelle

Michelle

As a dental hygienist, I enjoy making your every visit as comfortable as possible. I am so honored to be a part of the Forest View Dental team because we truly value our patients and like to make every visit an enjoyable one. I look forward to meeting you and your family!

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Laurie

Laurie

I’ve been in the Appleton area since 1997 and have worked with Dr. LaSelle since 1997. I enjoy all dental procedures including implants, sinus lifts and the surgical side of dentistry.

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