Remain Relaxed & Comfortable During Treatment

Our team of highly trained staff and dentists have years of experience in sedation dentistry.

Have Dental Fear Or Anxiety?

One of the main factors that causes patients to neglect their oral health is the fear or anxiety they experience at the dental office. In fact, many people cannot even bring themselves to schedule an appointment. But by skipping your regular cleanings and examinations, untreated conditions can develop into more complex issues, eventually requiring more extensive and costly procedures to correct. Each sedation dentist wants our patients to feel relaxed throughout their appointment. We offer sedation dentistry at our both our Ahwatukee and Phoenix offices, to ensure your comfort and ease your concerns.

These medications are considered to be very safe when administered by a properly trained sedation dentist.

Sedation Dentist

Types of Sedation A Sedation Dentist Offers

We offer various types of sedation to meet our patients’ unique needs. Whether we are recommending sedation for more complex procedures or simply to ease a nervous patient’s tension, we have an option that will be best suited for you. Each sedation dentist offers:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gaseous mixture delivered using a face mask. As the lightest form of sedation, the effects of nitrous oxide dissipate quickly. It is the only type of sedation that allows a patient to drive or return to work immediately following treatment.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: With oral sedation, the patient is given a sedative pill, such as diazepam, either the night before or up to 30 minutes prior to treatment. In some cases, an escort will be needed both before and after a visit to our office.
  • IV Sedation: The deepest form of sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation is delivered directly into the bloodstream. The amount of medication is precisely monitored and adjusted, as needed, throughout treatment.

During a consultation, your doctor will thoroughly evaluate your weight, age, and medical history before recommending sedation. Typically, a local anesthetic will also be administered to reduce and eliminate pain.

Am I A Good Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Although sedation dentistry is not right for everyone, it may be beneficial if you suffer from:

  • Dental phobia
  • Fear of needles
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Medical conditions such as arthritis
  • A limited timeframe to complete the procedure
  • Complex dental issues
  • Difficulty controlling your movements

What to Expect After Your Appointment

Unless you receive nitrous oxide on its own, you will require an escort home and should have a family member or adult stay with you until you are feeling more alert. You should refrain from operating any heavy machinery, driving, or engaging in any hazardous or strenuous activities until the following day. It is also recommended to eat a light meal if you feel hungry, but avoid anything heavy for several hours after your appointment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Our team of highly trained staff and dentists have years of experience in sedation dentistry. These medications are considered to be very safe when administered by properly trained professionals. However, a sedation dentist is not right for everyone, so it is important to discuss various options during a consultation with your doctor.

Receive Your Treatment in Comfort

Regular examinations can guard against the development or worsening of several types of dental issues. If anxiety has kept you or a family member from visiting the dentist, please contact us to discuss our sedation options and learn more.

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