Sedation Dentistry

woman sleep on grassIf you start to panic or feel stressed when you think about a dentistry procedure, it could be a sign that you have dental anxiety. When it keeps them from getting the dental care that they need, dental anxiety can have serious effects on a patient’s overall well-being and oral health. At our practice, we are sensitive to our patients who suffer from dental anxiety. We work to create a comfortable and welcoming environment, and offer sedation dentistry options as a service to help anxious patients receive the care they deserve.

Sedation dentistry services help patients feel relaxed and calm during any procedure. They reduce sensitivity and can make a dental appointment enjoyable, even for patients who have suffered extreme dental anxiety in the past. If thoughts of a certain procedure you need make you feel stressed or uncomfortable, you may want a sedation dentistry service.

At our practice, we offer three different methods of sedation dentistry. You can choose whichever method best accommodates your individual needs.

Oral Conscious Sedation | Oral conscious sedation is a sedation dentistry service that is popular because it is easy to administer, safe, and very effective. If you choose oral conscious sedation, you will be given a small tablet to take thirty minutes before your procedure. Once the effects of the tablet have set in, we will begin your appointment. If you choose oral conscious sedation, you will need to find a loved one to drive you to and from our office.

10Nitrous Oxide | Nitrous oxide is a sedation dentistry service that is administered using nitrous oxide gas. Nitrous oxide wears off more quickly than the other two sedation methods. With nitrous oxide, you can feel more relaxed and less stressed during a procedure, and because the effects wear off quickly, you won’t even need a loved one to drive you home. Nitrous oxide has been used in sedation for decades. It is a tried and true, safe, and effective sedation dentistry method.

IV Sedation | IV sedation is a sedation dentistry service that is administered using an IV prior to your appointment. IV sedation puts patients into a very deep state of relaxation and calm. With IV sedation patients will need a loved one to drive them to and from their appointment.

To find out more about sedation dentistry, and how you can make your appointments even easier and more comfortable, call us at our office today.

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Drs. Elam, Vaughan and Fleming
2125 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville TN, 37212
Phone: (615) 383-3690
Fax: (615) 383-3697