At Foothills Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry to provide a wide array of dental services to patients who experience dental anxiety or dental phobia. Sedation dentistry allows apprehensive patients to safely receive the dental care they require comfortably in a relaxed state.
Dental sedation helps patients receive the dental care they need to maintain healthy, beautiful teeth.
Dental sedation may also be used for patients who require multiple or lengthy procedures. One of the many benefits of sedation dentistry is that the patient does not feel the time pass by. For example, a complex dental procedure that may have taken hours to complete will feel like minutes to a patient under sedation. Other benefits of dental sedation include no memory of the procedure, no anxiety during treatment and no sense of sound or smell while under sedation.
We offer oral sedation dentistry in the form of oral pills to be taken orally prior to treatment. We also offer nitrous oxide gas more commonly referred to as laughing gas. Dental sedation patients must be accompanied to their appointment by a caretaker who will drive them home and remain with them for the rest of the day.
We offer safe sedation dentistry for both children and adults.
We also offer sedation dentistry for children who may experience anxiety or are fearful of dental instruments so they may receive the dental care they require to maintain optimum oral health.
If you experience any of the following condition you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry.
- Strong gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
- Dental anxiety or dental phobia
- Difficulty controlling body movements
- Any disability that may interfere with your ability to receive dental care
- Past traumatic experiences in a dental environment
- Fear of needles