Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
Enjoy a more relaxing dental visit.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
If you experience excessive fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, talk to us about sedation dentistry services that can make your visit a little more manageable. Patients who experience very high levels of fear may not get the treatment they need in a timely manner. They may delay treatment or skip dental visits altogether to avoid pain and anxiety. However, we can prepare you for a comfortable treatment with oral or IV sedation services.
Oral sedation is ideal for patients that have a difficult time relaxing when visiting the doctor’s office. We offer oral sedation services to relieve dental anxiety without needles. The patient simply takes a pill that induces a feeling of drowsiness. They need a ride home after their appointment however. Most patients end up sleeping for a few hours after their appointment as the drugs wear off and will need some time to rest. Oral sedation is a safe and effective option for most patients. We monitor vital signs throughout treatment for patient safety.
Intravenous conscious sedation (IV sedation) is helpful for managing moderate to severe dental anxiety. Drugs are administered intravenously and will take effect within minutes. You will feel extremely drowsy and relaxed throughout the procedure and we will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and breathing patterns throughout treatment. You will be semi-conscious and able to follow directions given by the doctor, but you probably won’t remember much from the experience. IV sedation can be very effective for patients that have moderate to severe levels of dental anxiety. Our doctors have completed advanced training and certification by the State Board of Dental Examiners, a requirement for any practice that offers IV sedation.