Do you get butterflies in your stomach when someone mentions visiting a dental office—and not the good kind? That reaction is more common than you may think. You might just need some additional assistance before feeling comfortable in a dental chair. At the office of, one of our highest priorities is making sure that every patient that steps into our office receives the dental care they deserve in a pleasant, relaxed office that feels like home. That’s why we proudly offer sedation dentistry. By visiting an office that’s equipped resources to provide sedation dentistry in Marietta, you can be confident that our office team will make each appointment a comfortable experience.
What sedation options does offer?
Along with the rest of our dental team—truly want each dental experience to leave a positive impact. We understand how one bad dental experience can stain your view upon dentistry. We also believe that one great dental experience can also change how patients view visiting the dental office.
That’s why we work diligently to make sure each patient is relaxed, free of pain, and have pleasant appointments so that they’re more likely to visit the dentist for preventive care rather than only visiting when they absolutely must. Our office offers two types of sedation for suitable candidates. Take advantage of our expertise and advances in modern medicine with our two sedation options: nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous Oxide—better known as laughing gas—is soothing sedative. This is light gas is great for all ages that may have some anticipation when visiting their dentist—even the little ones in your family. Our patients are safely administered the sedative through a comfortable face mask by one of our dental professionals. Then, either of our dentists will be able to perform the dental work each patient needs while they’re in a relaxed state. This sedative will alleviate any of your anxiety as well as discomfort.
Oral conscious sedation
Oral sedation relieves anxiety with a safe, doctor-prescribed sedative. This helps patients to deeply relax. Oral sedation is usually best for patients needing multiple treatments during a single dental appointment or those with severe dental phobia. Can determine the correct dosage when you communicate with him openly about your level of anxiety during your initial consultation. This also will determine your level of consciousness during the appointment. In some cases, patients become so relaxed that they gently drift off into a gentle sleep during their appointment. After their dental work is completed, patients tend to recall little to nothing about their dental appointment.
Am I a viable candidate for sedation dentistry?
Just because you have a fear of visiting the dentist, doesn’t mean your oral health won’t suffer if you avoid the dentist. Sedation is also a viable option for patients with disabilities or special needs that may interfere with their dental work. You may also want to consider visiting Dental Expressions for sedation dentistry if you:
- Have a low pain threshold and extensive dental work.
- Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Need multiple dental treatments to be completed.
- Have mild to severe dental anxiety.