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Comfort and Anxiety Control

Many people may experience fear even thinking about getting dental work. Fortunately, our staff is trained to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and that you know exactly what will be happening. We offer several comfort and anxiety control options, including sedation and comfort designed chairs with lumbar support to make sure that your visit is a pleasant as possible

Intravenous Conscious Sedation

This sedation method utilizes intravenous agents and sometimes nitrous oxide to help relax anxious patients. This is effective for patients with mild to moderate anxiety or fear of dental procedures. This method is also used by patients who desire more treatment completed in fewer visits. Treatment with moderate conscious sedation results in little to no memory of the dental procedure being performed.

Intravenous sedation means that it is injected in means of an IV. While sedated, the patient may not be asleep, but is likely to feel as if time is passing my fast, making even longer procedures seem like mere minutes. This is an excellent method for people who have great anxiety or who need to go through more serious procedures.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation

Nitrous oxide creates a state of conscious sedation, which results in relaxation and sometimes unawareness. This technique is beneficial for patients who have mild anxiety or fear. This can be used for both children and adults, though it is not recommended for very young children. Most people are familiar with this sedation technique, and can easily create a relaxed environment during less serious procedures.

Advanced Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetics are injections using a needle that alter the resting potential of the nerve, so that the nerve does not fire signal to the brain. Therefore, no pain is felt and a numbness exists at the injection spot. This method is wildly used, and makes procedure comfortable for the patient. Advanced local anesthetic can also be used with nitrous oxide sedation for further comfort of the patient. Please discuss with your doctor which sedation method will be used.

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