Sedation Dentistry in Taylorsville, NC

Imagine undergoing a complex dental treatment like a root canal, extraction, or oral surgery. Now imagine that when your treatment is complete, you have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort you were expecting.

sedation1-300x218We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry. Patients who benefit from sedation dentistry have:

  • A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
  • A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
  • A hard time becoming (and staying) numb from anesthetics

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows your doctor to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably to patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are several benefits to sedation dentistry, including:

  • No memory of undergoing the procedure
  • No sense of time while under sedation
  • No sense of smell or sound
  • No fear or anxiety during treatment

Patients who have undergone a procedure using sedation dentistry will tell you it is a simple, relaxing way to experience dentistry.

What levels of sedation are available to me?

There is no need to be nervous about having sedation dentistry performed at our practice. We are licensed by the American Dental Association, and you will find that we are both respectful and professional at all times.

  • Mild Sedation — Anxiolysis is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety, longer procedures, or more complex situations. Mild sedation is usually administered orally. You’ll remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation. Patients typically recover from anxiolysis sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete.

How are sedatives administered?

  • Oral — An extremely common technique for dental sedation is oral sedation. It is easy and does not require the use of needles. You will be given a prescription pill to be taken about an hour before your appointment, and by the time you arrive at our office, you will be fully relaxed.