Overcoming Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry helps patients overcome their dental anxiety. Using a form of sedation dentistry can allow your dentist to provide multiple treatments in a single visit to our office. Patients who require substantial work or more advanced treatments such as bone grafting, dental implants or a full smile makeover may also benefit from sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel completely and totally relaxed during their procedure while remaining alert and awake. Your dentist will discuss your sedation options with you before treatment. The type of sedation you receive will depend on your personal goals, necessary treatment, and your medical history.

  • Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask. Patients will feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease for the duration of their treatment. Once the procedure is complete, the nitrous mask is removed, and the effects ware off immediately allowing patients to resume their daily routines and safely drive themselves home.
  • Oral Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form before your scheduled appointment. Oral sedation allows patients to remain calm and relaxed throughout their treatment and able to freely communicate with their dental care team. Patients will require an escort to and from treatment.

Enjoy A Healthy Smile

Maintaining your oral health is important. A healthy, well-kept smile allows you to eat, speak and smile freely and comfortably. Do not let dental anxiety keep you from enjoying your best smile, contact Lowcountry Family Dentistry in Beaufort, SC to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call our Lady’s Island, SC office at (843) 986-0177 or request a consultation using our online request form.