Wondering if sedation is right for you? Give us a call to schedule a free dental consultation.

The different types of sedation in dentistry have been around for decades, some for centuries, but we are one of the few dental offices in the Phoenix area to offer all three types of sedation.

Thanks to nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas), oral sedation (also known as conscious sedation), and IV sedation (also known as general anesthesia), it’s possible to receive dental treatment under the most comfortable circumstances possible.

Below are a few of the main benefits of sedation dentistry.

Painless Dentistry
By far, the biggest benefit of sedation dentistry is that it can provide truly painless dentistry. With IV sedation, also known as general anesthesia, you’re completely knocked out and won’t feel anything. Oral sedation (which involves taking a pill before your treatment) is a milder form of sedation, but it makes time seem to pass quickly, and you’re less aware of your surroundings. Even laughing gas can be helpful in certain circumstances, helping to provide a painless cleaning, for example.

Dental Anxiety And Fear
If you have anxiety and/or fear about visiting the dentist, you’ll think sedation dentistry is the best invention ever. There are three types of sedation available. Ranging from the mildest form to the most heavy-duty form, the types of sedation are: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. In a free dental consultation, you can talk about your dental history, your medical history, your fears and anxieties, and the type of treatment you need. Based on all of these factors, we will recommend the type of sedation right for you.

Trouble Getting Numb At The Dentist
If you have trouble getting numb, you’ll love sedation. Laughing gas could help you tolerate the Novocain shot. Or if you really have trouble getting numb, oral sedation or IV sedation could be the answer.

Strong Gag Reflex
If you have a strong gag reflex, it might be difficult to undergo certain types of dental treatments and procedures. Sedation dentistry can relax you (laughing gas), make you less conscious of your surroundings (oral sedation), or knock you out completely (IV sedation).

Physical Disability
If you have a physical disability that makes it difficult to tolerate dental treatments and procedures, sedation can help.

If you should have any questions about sedation dentistry, please call one of our offices near you:

Mesa - Modern Dentistry East Valley, near S. Stapley Dr and E. Baseline Rd., (480) 359-3827

Please note: Our dental offices are in Mesa. We’re near: Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We accept most types of dental insurance, and are in network for a number of major dental plans.