Sedation Dentistry - Is It For You?

Have you ever found yourself living with dental pain rather than calling to make an appointment? Does the thought of a dental hygiene visit fill you with anxiety? Sedation dentistry is the perfect answer for people who experience dental fear or anxiety.

Sedation dentistry can help people who don’t really have dental fear but may have other issues that make getting dental care problematic. Sedation dentistry can help people who:

  • Have a low pain threshold

  • Have a bad gag reflex

  • Have problems sitting still in the dental chair

  • Need to have a large amount of dental work completed

Avoiding dental treatment, even preventative treatment like dental cleanings, is never the answer. Oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay simply cannot “go away” on their own. The good news is that we can correct years of neglect in just a few visits using sedation dentistry.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

There are several different levels of sedation dentistry. Most people are familiar with the most common type, nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Nitrous oxide offers a minimal amount of sedation that allows you to relax and wears off quickly. Oral sedation uses a pill that will produce mild to moderate sedation depending upon the dose. Patients will need someone to drive them home following treatment.

Wilbanks Smile Center is one of the few practices in this area to offer a full range of sedation options including IV conscious sedation. We have many patients who come to our beautiful area for a “dental vacation” and receive their needed care in a comfortable, anxiety free setting and then can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Find out more about sedation dentistry and how it can help you by contacting your Toccoa, GA office for sedation dentistry, Wilbanks Smile Center.

Wilbanks Team