Regardless of your stage of life, going to the dentist can be a source of anxiety and fear. In fact, many patients avoid or delay necessary dental care due to dental phobia. Unfortunately, neglecting your oral health can lead to gum disease, tooth loss and other serious dental complications as well as threats to your overall health. At Carolina Commons Dentistry, we proudly offer sedation dentistry as a safe, proven and highly preferred method for overcoming dental anxiety.
Sedation dentistry can be used for various levels of anxiety and different types of dental procedures. This is whether you simply get nervous during a routine cleaning or have a paralyzing fear of undergoing a lengthy restorative treatment. Our dentist holds the qualifications and skill set to administer sedation dentistry and adjust it as necessary throughout your procedure. We have an unwavering commitment to deliver state-of-the-art dental care with a focus on patient comfort, and our options in sedation dentistry help us accomplish that.
A Way to Relax in the Dental Chair
Sedation dentistry can be delivered in various forms. While oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative pill prior to your appointment, many patients choose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as an in-office method of sedation. By wearing a nosepiece and gently breathing in a colorless, sweet-smelling gas, you can expect to fall into a deep state of relaxation during your procedure. Mild to moderate sedation allows you to communicate freely with our dental staff, yet remain unbothered with the dental work being done. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within minutes after your procedure, with no lingering side effects and the ability to safely drive yourself home if you wish.
Sedation dentistry can be a valued solution for patients who experience the following:
- Anxiety about going to the dentist
- Fear of pain
- Severe gag reflex
- Physical or mental handicap
- Trouble sitting still
- Aversion to sights, sounds or smells of dental office
At Carolina Commons Dentistry, we understand your anxiety surrounding dental care, and we never want stress, fear or a physical limitation to stand in the way of a healthy and confident smile. If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry at our Indian Land office, please contact our practice today. We also offer relaxing amenities throughout our office, including complimentary beverages, WiFi, TV’s and much more. We strive to redefine the way you view dental care.