Patient comfort is our top priority. There are several options for a patient who desires more than a typical local dental anesthetic. Sedation dentistry has helped countless patients sit comfortably in the dental chair despite their level of anxiety or fear.
At the office of Bob Perkins, DDS, we offer the following sedation modalities:
- Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”): A colorless gas inhaled through a small mask during your procedure. Nitrous oxide dramatically lowers a patient’s anxiety regarding dental treatment without lingering side effects after the procedure.
- Oral medication (Valium, etc.): A type of oral conscious sedation that involves taking a pill before your dental appointment. You can remain relaxed during the procedure but still able to communicate when desired. You will need a driver to take you home afterwards.
- Deep Sedation: We also work with a Dental Anesthesiologist who comes to our office and provides deep sedation for those with severe dental anxiety or who have extensive dental work to be done. Patients are typically completely unaware of the dental procedures performed when choosing this method.
Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from getting the smile you have always wanted. If you would like to learn more about our sedation dentistry options from a qualified dental professional, please let us know. We are proud to provide safe and highly effective ways to help patients get the dental treatments they not only need, but also deserve. Cosmetic dentistry can be both comfortable and rewarding.