Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Enfinger and his team completely understand why it can be scary to visit the dentist. We hope to take a different approach that will eliminate that fear forever!

We offer a warm, welcoming environment with patient amenities for everyone. You will also be treated to gentle and conservative dentistry.

For some patients, sedation dentistry is a key part of overcoming their dental fear. Dental sedation can relax your gag reflex, calm fears, and allow you to sit through multiple procedures without difficulty. To learn more about our safe sedation options, read on or contact our office today.

Oral Conscious Sedation

One of the most commonly prescribed forms of dental sedation is oral conscious sedation. This moderate form of sedation decreases patient anxiety by reducing activity within the “fear” receptors of the brain.

In lower doses, oral conscious sedatives simply decrease anxiety without inducing sleep. Patients who want a little more sedation than nitrous oxide can provide will love the simplicity of taking a pill to achieve total tranquility during their procedure.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is used as a conscious form of sedation during your dental visit. This mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide is inhaled through a breathing mask. It has a calming effect that makes patients feel calm and content during their procedure.

There are no lasting effects after nitrous oxide. The moment the breathing mask is removed, you will feel back to yourself, and will even be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.

Advantages of Dental Sedation

  • We can closely monitor you, altering your sedation levels at anytime
  • Perfectly safe with no side effects on your heart or lungs
  • Very effective in minimizing gagging along with anxiety
  • Works rapidly and lasts for the duration of the appointment
  • Can allow you to receive complicated or several treatments at once

We Hope to Give You Your Best Dental Experience Yet!

Our sedation methods are safe and effective. Patients who have always wanted to design a beautiful smile, or who have been putting off restorative procedures, can leave their fears in the past and have a more enjoyable dental experience at Advanced Esthetic Dentistry.

To find out if you are an eligible candidate for dental sedation, contact us to schedule your preliminary visit with Dr. Enfinger today!