Sedation & Dental Anxiety
We can make your visit comfortable. We have different levels of sedation available:
Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used for low levels of apprehension. You will be awake but not care what is going on. It is immediately reversible with oxygen and you can drive yourself home.
Oral sedation is used for moderate apprehension. You will need to discuss your health history with Dr. Mallonee so she can choose a pill that is right for you. The benefit of oral sedation is that your are very relaxed, commonly don’t remember anything, and are drowsy. You must have someone drive you here and home.
We recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Our doctors and staff work hard to make sure that you have a comfortable, positive experience, and that’s why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
There are different types of sedation dentistry, and you and your doctor will work together to decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give you the care you need while ensuring your comfort every step of the way.