We understand that some people have many fears about dental care. The needle, drilling, and all the unusual smells can make for a terrifying experience!
Instead of all that fear and anxiety, how about a relaxed, comfortable time in the dental chair? With conscious sedation dentistry, you will be relieved of any challenges from your visits to a dentist.
It is as easy as swallowing a pill. An hour before your visit, you take a pill we have previously given you. By the time you are at your appointment, you will feel relaxed and gradually reach a deeper state of sedation. You will be able to respond to any questions when asked, but will be unaware of the treatment. You are monitored throughout the procedure and when it is completed, a friend will drive you home. In about an hour, you are back to normal.
If you have a greater worry about being “knocked out,” it is important to know that you do not reach the level of total sedation that you would for surgery. You do not feel any of the work being performed, but you are conscious. You still have control with your perception of what is going on around you. Simply put, all your anxieties will be gone.
This works well for those who are resistant to anesthesia and have trouble getting numb. It is also good for patients who need more work done in one visit. We also offer nitrous oxide for cases that need lighter sedation.