Relax In The Dentist’s Chair
With sedation dentistry
At Horizon Dental, we’re dedicated to ensuring that our patients feel safe and comfortable during every appointment. Whether you’re undergoing a simple oral exam and teeth cleaning, or a more extensive procedure like a root canal or dental implant, we offer sedation dentistry that can help you relax and relieve your anxiety or discomfort.
understanding sedation dentistry
can i be sedated?
Sedation dentistry is often used to treat patients who have dental anxiety. It’s been estimated that somewhere between 9-20% of Americans are afraid of the dentist. However, there’s no need to let fear and nervousness keep you from receiving the dental care you need.
Most patients have the option of deciding whether to be sedated at the dentist. If you have a low pain tolerance, are afraid of needles, have a strong gag reflex, or are just going through a long dental procedure, we can offer you professional sedation that will help you relax throughout your appointment, and ensure that you feel safe and comfortable.
minimal inhaled sedation
understanding laughing gas
“Laughing gas” is one of the most popular sedation options at the dentist. It’s appropriate for both children and adults because the process for administering minimal inhaled sedation is so simple and because it wears off quickly after treatment. Dr. Dan will place a special breathing mask over your nose, and you’ll breathe in deeply from the mask when he tells you to in order to inhale the sedative.
This leads to a giddy feeling of euphoria, and you won’t feel severely impaired or sleepy. You will feel more comfortable and be able to relax in the dentist’s chair. Since laughing gas wears off in about 5 minutes, you can drive yourself home after your procedure.
Relax With A Simple, Pill-Based Treatment
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation uses a powerful anti-anxiety drug or sedative, administered in pill form about 60 minutes before your procedure. This drug will reduce your level of consciousness. You may not be able to remember your procedure, and you may even fall asleep during your appointment.
This makes oral conscious sedation a great choice if you have a more severe case of dental anxiety, or if you’re undergoing a complicated oral surgery and will be spending a long time in the dentist’s chair.
relax during your procedure
schedule your appointment today
At Horizon Dental, Dr. Dan has years of experience administering sedation dentistry. Sedation is available for just about every appointment, so if you’re nervous about seeing the dentist, even for something basic like an oral exam, we can help you relax.
At our comfortable office, our friendly staff will do everything they can to make sure you feel safe, and get the care you need. Get started by contacting us today at (980) 389-6753, or come to our office in Charlotte at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273. We hope to see you soon!