IV Sedation Dentistry Decatur, GA
If the thought of dental treatment makes you a little nervous, you're not alone. Approximately 1 in 3 people have at least some mild form of dental anxiety or phobia. Unfortunately, when you feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, it usually results in a delay in care. Over time those simpler treatment needs can evolve into complex concerns or dental emergencies. Sedation dentistry can help.
Should I Request Sedation Dentistry?
Our licensed sedation dentistry providers recommend sedation for instances like:
• Mild to severe dental anxiety
• A sensitive gag reflex
• Longer treatments
• Sensitive teeth and gums
• Improved comfort
• Complex care needs
You don't need to be afraid of the dentist to request dental sedation. Sedation simply streamlines your care experience for a more relaxing and efficient visit. In fact, we suggest mild sedation during most basic services such as fillings, crowns, and extractions.
What to Expect
Our Decatur dentist uses nitrous oxide sedation ("laughing gas") which is a light analgesic where you remain fully conscious. Although you're still aware of everything going on, you'll be less sensitive to the stimuli around you. You could almost compare it to having a couple of glasses of wine. Nitrous sedation works well for all ages and levels of anxiety, making it the perfect option for our patients.
Laughing gas takes effect quickly, usually within five minutes. Best of all, it's also completely reversible. Once your procedure is complete, we switch the nitrous off and have you breath pure oxygen for several minutes, allowing all of the sedative effects to wear off. It's completely safe to drive yourself home afterward as there are no lingering side effects.
Gentle Care with a Team You Trust
Get the care you need. Contact our Decatur sedation dentistry providers today to discover how we can help you overcome dental phobia.