If you’re one of those people who tremble at the thought of going to the dentist’s office, sedation dentistry (also known as comfort dentistry) can offer you the teeth cleaning and regular dental checkups you need without the anxiety. Patients can be lightly sedated, where they are just very relaxed or completely unconscious, depending on the patient, dentist and procedure.
With sedation dentistry, the patient is sedated in one of several ways. Nitrous oxide is safe to use and painless, and it has no side effects. A light dose is beneficial for simply relaxing a nervous patient. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured knowing that it’s our job to make you feel relaxed and take care of you while we attend to your dental procedures.
Sedation dentistry is a good choice for people with low pain thresholds, those who need a large amount of dental work done, those with sensitive teeth and those with a phobia about visiting the dentist.