Sedation Dentistry

sedation dentistry

Once You’ve Experienced Sedation Dentistry, You’ll Never Be Afraid to Go to the Dentist Again!

Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say, “Thank you, Dr. Carlson! Sedation dentistry changed my life.”

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Dr. Carlson will give you a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy and escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Carlson and our experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs.

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, Dr. Carlson can do years of dental treatments in as little as one or two visits; he 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.

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

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Will I feel any pain?

No, you won’t feel a thing!

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, our team is always there with you, and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

How long will I be sedated?

Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and then back home again.

Comforting & Convenient Nitrous Oxide Gas (Laughing Gas)

Because it is so important to us that you have a great experience here, we offer nitrous oxide gas for any procedure, including your routine cleaning appointments. Just let us know that you want to take advantage of this great benefit when you arrive for your next appointment!

If anxiety and fear are keeping you from seeing the dentist, it’s time to consider sedation dentistry. Contact our office to learn more or to ask additional questions. Our caring and professional staff is always happy to help relieve your fears and get you on the path to a brighter, healthier smile!

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