A patient smiles after being sedated at the dentist office.

Sedation dentistry provides patients with a relaxing and anxiety-free treatment option. For people who are scared of the dentist or potential discomfort of a dental treatment, sedation can help mitigate the impact of their dental phobia. This is critical because a fear of going to the dentist can have a real and lasting negative impact on your health. Neglecting to receive necessary, routine dental care can exacerbate potential problems and allow them to worsen unabatedly. You should never let dental phobia compromise the your health.

Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry, you’ll probably never be afraid to go to the dentist again.

You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatments in as little as one or two visits. We can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.

Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain.

No wonder so many patients say: “Thank you. Sedation dentistry changed my life.”

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to providing the dental patient with a sedative to establish a calm and easy state. Sedative drugs can include tranquillizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide and more. Oral sedation is the most common technique. Patients enjoy such a comfortable experience that many do not even remember their visit.

  • Who It’s For

    People Who Have…
    • High fear
    • Traumatic dental experiences
    • Difficulty getting numb
    • A bad gag reflex
    • Very sensitive teeth
    • Complex dental problems
    • Limited time to complete dental care
    People who…
    • Hate needles and shots
    • Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. Then we will give you a pill to take with some water. After you are comfortable, the experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs

When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

Sedation Dentistry Benefits

Sedation dentistry can be so painless and pleasant that patients often feel as if their dental procedure only lasted a few minutes, even when it may have taken hours to complete. This is an incredible resource for complex and time-consuming treatment programs, such as extensive rebuilding procedures or smile makeovers. These sorts of dental care procedures usually require multiple visits to complete. With dental sedation, the dentist is able to work on the procedure to completion over the course of fewer, longer appointments.

If you are nervous about improving the appearance of your smile or addressing pressing dental health concerns, sedation dentistry could be just the ticket for a healthier and happier tomorrow. It will increase your comfort during treatment processes, so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams. Additionally, once you internalize that there is nothing to fear about going to the dentist, receiving your recommended routine care becomes a breeze. Consistently attending regularly schedule dentist appointments decreases the likelihood you will require drastic dental treatments. This is fantastic for your long-term wellbeing, as preventive medicine is crucial for oral health.

Facts About Sedation Dentistry

  • It Really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.
  • It Is Safe! We will give you a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience. You probably won’t remember any sounds or smells.
  • You will relax for up to five or six hours after taking the pill. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.
  • Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one or two! All while you relax.
  • People who have difficulty getting numb will find that relax dentistry eliminates this problem.
  • Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

“I am a doctor that has never liked going to the dentist. As I got older the dislike turned into fear. With several large procedures required, I decided to look for sedation dentistry. I found Dr. Levitin’s office. They did all the major work in one visit, it was easy, pain free, anxiety free with no side effects. I would never go anywhere else. Sedation dentistry was safe, effective and the answer for me. – Dr. D Strohman