Confidence to Pursue Dental Care
Patients with even mild dental anxiety may find it difficult to follow through with their dental appointments. For those with severe dental fears, avoiding the dentist can have disastrous effects on their oral and overall health. Without the necessary preventive dental care, minor issues will continue to worsen over time and oral health issues like oral cancer and gum disease can go undetected. Sedation dentistry is one way we help our patients with dental anxiety receive the dental care they need to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. When you are calm and relaxed, your dental experiences are more enjoyable, more comprehensive care can be completed, and you can feel confident about receiving dental care from now on!
Calming Care from IV Sedation-Certified Dentists
IV conscious sedation is a stronger and safe sedation option that provides the accurate level of relaxation for each of our unique patients, especially for those with severe dental anxiety. IV sedation is one of our most versatile sedation dentistry options. Because this form of sedation is administered intravenously, we can easily monitor and make adjustments to ensure the most effective level of comfort for you. While you are not asleep, you are in a deeply relaxed state that leaves you with no memory of the procedure, though you are able to respond and follow directions. We offer IV sedation at our Wilmington location and, if necessary, we will refer you there to receive this level of sedation from our certified team.
IV Conscious Sedation
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry has helped many of our patients experience virtually painless and worry-free dental appointments! With help from sedation, many patients are excited to find that their dental experiences are very tolerable—and sometimes even enjoyable!—and empower them to take charge of their dental health in the future.
Sedation dentistry can help with:
- Dental anxiety
- Gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
- Complex procedures
- Restlessness or fidgeting
- Fear of sights, sounds, and smells