While we provide sedation dentistry most often for patients with dental anxiety, its benefits go beyond helping fearful patients feel calm. Sedation dentistry can also help those with a sensitive gag reflect, hypersensitive teeth, or a difficulty sitting still for long periods of time. In addition, the deep level of relaxation and increased patient compliance helps us complete multiple procedures in a single appointment. For patients in any of these situations, we offer a comprehensive selection of sedation dentistry options and are certified to administer IV sedation.
Our Practice’s Sedation Dentistry Options:
Local anesthetic is a numbing agent used to block sensations of pain at the treatment site. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other forms of sedation and commonly takes a few hours to wear off.
Oral sedation is taken in pill form a few hours prior to the appointment. It aids in relaxation and pain management for patients with moderate dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is administered through a mask worn over the nose, putting patients in a euphoric state. This sedation has no side effects.
A general anesthetic is available for the most severe dental phobias or extensive surgical procedures. Patients are completely unconscious during treatment.
Bring Us Your Questions About Sedation Dentistry
Your days of staying away from the dentist’s office due to dental anxiety or fear are over! With our practice’s sedation dentistry options, you can be comfortable and relaxed while we take care of your teeth and gums. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, just give us a call and we’ll be glad to answer them.
We want every patient to feel comfortable in our practice!
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