The Calming Effects of Sedation
Many people neglect to receive necessary oral care because the thought of visiting the dentist makes them anxious or fearful. Proper and routine dental care, however, is one of the best ways you can maintain great oral health throughout your lifetime. Thanks to modern sedation dentistry, we can perform routine-to-complex dental services while you rest peacefully in the dentist chair. Dr. Michael Sohl is certified to administer IV sedation dentistry, along with other sedation options, and often recommends IV sedation to patients who express concern about undergoing treatment. IV sedation is administered intravenously and carefully monitored while you are in a deep and relaxed state. Once treatment is over, you will have little-to-no memory of your procedure and a beautiful, new smile!
Other Sedation Dentistry Options
Whether you have a mild to severe dental anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex or sensitive teeth, sedation dentistry offers the calming solution you need to feel relaxed and safe at our office. In addition to IV sedation, we offer the following solutions.
Taken in pill form about an hour before your appointment, oral sedation is beneficial for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. You will be in a calmed, drowsy state, though able to respond to commands while we perform the procedure.
Inhaled through a mask worn over the nose, nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” puts patients into a calm, euphoric state during treatment. Since there are no aftereffects, patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Used alone or in conjunction with other sedation options, local anesthetic numbs just the area in need of treatment. Though localized, numbing effects take a few hours to wear off and may cause difficulty with eating and drinking.
Enjoy a Calming, Restful Experience
Our entire office is designed to evoke feelings of calmness and relaxation. From the soft piano music playing throughout to the lighting and paint colors on the walls, we strive to help our patients feel comfortable and safe during their entire treatment process. No matter what level of sedation you need, and no matter for what treatment or procedure, we are here to ensure that your experiences with us are calming and enjoyable. Without the barrier of fear holding you back, you will be able to experience the life-changing rewards of dental-facial aesthetic and implant dentistry!