Sedation and Relaxation Dentistry
We understand that many of our patients have had to cope with the issue of dental anxiety or fear. Over 35 million Americans admit to some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. But for many, fear is only one part of the issue. Some of our patients are physically or mentally challenged and require special treatment. Others are patients suffering from severe phobias related to a previous traumatic dental experience. For some, time is the issue. Many of our busy executives prefer to have their dental care performed in one visit.
Whatever your reason, we address your anxiety with compassion and provide real solutions to help you get the care you need. We offer wand anesthesia (a nearly pain-free alternative to general anesthesia), nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral medications, and intravenous sedation.
Sedation dentistry is a modern alternative to classic dental treatment that effectively eliminates anxiety and accelerates our ability to conduct multiple procedures in a single sitting. If you struggle with any of the following issues, we invite you to consider sedation:
- Moderate to severe anxiety
- Difficulty getting numb
- A sensitive gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Limited time
- Complex dental problems
- A Novocain allergy
- An aversion to dental noises, smells and tastes
Our office is one of only a handful of dental practices in the United States that routinely performs full-mouth rehabilitation using the entire array of sedation and anxiety-free dentistry techniques.
Our sedation dentistry options include oral medication, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Before starting treatment, we will review your medical history and explain how sedation dentistry works. For your safety, we do require that a family member or friend drive you home from our office. Most patients feel no discomfort during treatment. You will receive just enough sedation to be unaware of the treatment and you will leave our dental office with little or no memory of your visit!
I suffered for many years of anxiety and fear going to the dentist. I went to see Dr. Carpenter at Dental Excellence of Napoleon. I was greeted by a professional and friendly staff in a bright and cheerful atmosphere. I met Dr. Carpenter, who is honest and multitalented. I needed to go through four long procedures. Dr. Carpenter explained sedation dentistry, so I tried it. I found the solution! I awoke calm, pain free, and remembering nothing. I went ahead and had the three other procedures, all with the same results. I would never do it any another way again.
Imagine visiting the dentist with no anxiety and accomplishing all of your dental care in as little as one appointment. This can be a reality with sedation dentistry. Call Dental Excellence of Napoleon today to schedule your complimentary consultation.