Overcome Dental Fear with Sedation Dentistry
If you have been feeling anxious or fearful about your dental appointment, you are not alone. Many of our patients, from children to adults, suffer from some form of dental anxiety. While it is normal to be apprehensive about an upcoming procedure, severe anxiety can sometimes lead to cancelled appointments and the increased risk for developing complications associated with declining oral health. We do not want you to fear visiting the dentist! We offer multiple sedation dentistry options to help you feel safe and relaxed during any procedure so we can provide the oral health care your smile needs.
Sedation Dentistry Candidates
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Dental anxiety or fear
- Sensitivity to smells and sounds
- Fear of needles
- Extensive treatment needed
Feel Calm and Safe with Sedation Dentistry
When patients can receive the oral health care and treatments they need, their quality of life improves, their oral and overall health increases, and they feel more confident in themselves and their dental experiences. We care about you and your oral health and strive to make our office environment as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Our sedation options can help calm dental anxiety to bring you the most comfortable experience, no matter the treatment or procedures you need.
This sedation is applied directly to the site undergoing treatment to help block pain. The numbing effect will spread to the gums, bone, and teeth. This options is commonly used in conjunction with other sedation options for a pain-free procedure.
A prescription sedative pill taken an hour before to put the patient in a sleepy state during treatment. This calming and relaxing option is recommended for patients with moderate dental anxiety as it generally leaves them with little recollection of the procedure.
“Laughing gas” that helps the patient feel euphoric and relaxed during treatment. Laughing gas is clear and odorless that leaves no aftereffects. This sedation option is ideal for patients with mild dental anxiety.